South Carolina Death Records Search

Perform a free South Carolina public death records search, including death certificates, death indexes, deceased records, death registers & registries, obituaries, and death notices.


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Rock Hill City Government Burial Records Search Rock Hill City Government cemetery records database by deceased last name.

South Carolina Department of Archives & History Public Records Search South Carolina Department of Archives & History online records index by record group, individual, location, and topic.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Unidentified Remains View South Carolina Law Enforcement Division unidentified remains list in descending chronological order, including artistic renderings of the victims.

South Carolina Obituaries Search South Carolina obituaries by last name, first name, event date and keyword.

South Carolina Perpetual Care Cemetery Board Cemetery Records Search South Carolina Perpetual Care Cemetery Board order records database by first, last and company name.

South Carolina State Death Certificates & Records Find South Carolina death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

South Carolina State Government Death Row Inmates View South Carolina State Government death row information, including death sentence and exoneration lists, news and developments.

Sumter County Genealogical Society Website View Sumter County Genealogical Society website for general information, contact information, and links to other services.

Sumter County Probate Court Website View Sumter County Probate Court judge contact information, including name, title, phone and fax numbers, and email address.

Sumter County Probate Judge Marriage Applications View Sumter County Probate Judge requirement for marriage licenses including fees and waiting period.

Union Carnegie Library Website View Union Carnegie Library website for general information, contact information, office hours and links to other services.

Union County Death Certificates & Records Find Union County, South Carolina death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Union County Probate Court Website View Union County Probate Court home page, including hours, phone number, and address.

Williamsburg County Death Certificates & Records Find Williamsburg County, South Carolina death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

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Williamsburg County Probate Court Website View Williamsburg County Probate Court home page, including hours, phone number, and address.

York County Death Certificates & Records Find York County, South Carolina death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

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York County Probate Court Website View York County Probate Court home page including responsibilities, marriage licenses, frequently asked questions and contact information.

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Find South Carolina Death Records

South Carolina Death Records provide information relating to a person's death in South Carolina. Death Records include information from South Carolina and Federal death registries and indexes, including the National Death Index. South Carolina Vital Records Offices, County Clerks, and the South Carolina Health Department maintain Death Records.

Find South Carolina Death Records, including:
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  • Certified death certificates
  • Copies of death certificates and records
  • South Carolina death index documents
  • Genealogical records
Find Death Records in South Carolina

The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) collects death statistics on a national level, while local South Carolina government offices maintain their own death registries. These Death Records databases provide useful vital statistics for researchers. County and City Clerks in South Carolina make Death Records available to the general public and may provide death certificates upon request.

Where to find South Carolina Death Certificates

South Carolina death certificates are documents signed by authorized medical professionals that contain information related to a person's death including the time, place, and cause of death. Certified death certificates are essential documents for legal matters following an individual's death. Death certificates can be obtained from South Carolina Clerks, Health Departments, and from the Office of the Coroner and Medical Examiner.

What Death Certificates are used for

Certified death certificates issued by local South Carolina government offices help families of the deceased settle and resolve financial and legal matters. Death Records are an important part of facilitating transfers of financial accounts and resolving estate matters in South Carolina. Transfers of bank accounts, collecting life insurance policies, real and personal property titles and utility accounts all require South Carolina Death Records.

South Carolina Genealogy

Genealogists and family researchers use South Carolina vital records to trace family roots. Clerks and Archival Offices in South Carolina provide public records access to Death Records including the deceased's full name, date and age at death.