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Newsbank provides access to full-text articles published in 187 newspapers from around the country. This includes obituaries and death notices, and some news magazine coverage.

Collections inside Newsbank:

  • America's News With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos.Most popular searches:
    • Columbia Star, The
    • State, The (1987 to present)
    • South Carolina Newspapers
    • America's News Magazines
    • United States
  • South Carolina Historical Newspapers  A collection of fully digitized and searchable newspapers from around South Carolina spanning the post-colonial to modern periods, including The State from 1891 – 1990. Newspapers are full-text searchable and include all images, advertisements and articles that appeared in print.

  • America's Obituaries & Death Notices - Social Security Index  A comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.

  • Social Security Death Index Quickly find your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports. Search over 1,000 newspapers; the American State Papers; US Congressional Serial Set and more. Find obituaries, birth & marriage notic

NOTE: A court case modified the inclusion policy regarding articles in NewsBank.  As a result, obituaries, births and marriage data may not be indexed for all years.  Please contact the Walker Local and Family History Center for further assistance (803) 929-3402.

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