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South Carolina Death Records

Death is never an easy topic and quite often it is a sensitive one. When it comes to genealogical researchers, death records are one of the most important aspects of a person's life. Death certificates can greatly help in the making of a family tree as it provides names, dates, locations and possible information on additional relatives. There are different laws that will govern your search for death records. In South Carolina, death records are maintained by the Office of Vital Records, which currently keeps records on file reaching back to 1915. Additionally, other local Health Departments have death records that reach back as far as 1821. Many investigators realize that the information superhighway of the internet contains many record-finding-websites dedicated to this form of information expedition. Not only do you save time and money as you are not required to travel to various institutes all over the state, the search method itself is greatly expedited.

 
State of South Carolina Resources & Statistics
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Population:
4,800,470

 
Under 18:
1,917,059

 
Over 65:
573,098

 
Employed:
2,522,441

 
Land in Square Miles:
30,109.47

 
Acres of Farms:
4,923,845

 
Births:
57,711

 
Deaths:
38,707

 
Infant Deaths:
487

 
 
Murder:
305

 
Forcible Rape:
1,638

 
Robbery:
6,599

 
Assault:
24,149

 
Total Violent Crime:
34,691

 
Burglary:
45,967

 
Larceny \ Theft:
126,064

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
17,652

 
Total Property Crime:
189,683

 
South Carolina Death Records Locations
South Carolina DHEC
Vital Records
2600 Bull St
Columbia, SC 29201-1797
Phone:
803-898-3630

Fax:
803-898-3761