This collection of marriage and death notices is derived from Baptist newspapers in South Carolina. Three newspapers were the basis of this database; The South Carolina Baptist covering 1866-1868, The Working Christian covering 1869-1878, and The Baptist Courier covering 1878-1887. Combined there are nearly 4500 notices contained herein. Information from each notice often includes location of event, the reverend attending the ceremony, and attending witnesses, where appropriate. Some notices even include birthplace. Original copies of these newspapers are on microfilm at the Baptist Historical Collection, Furman University, Greenville, SC 29613. Questions regarding particular notices can be addressed to the Collection. Since South Carolina did not require marriage lisences until the 20th Century, this database can be immensely helpful to the researcher looking for South Carolina ancestors.
Print copies of this work can be obtained by contacting Brent Howard Holcomb, P. O. Box 21766, Columbia, SC 29221; (803) 722-6919.