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Hi, my name is Carolyn Golowka and I am the County Coordinator for Edgefield County.  Any comments or suggestions would be welcome.  Feel free to contact me.



If you know of a Edgefield County Resource not found here or would like to submit any transcriptions for Edgefield County, please contact me.

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Some newspaper articles have been transcribed and can be found in the USGenWeb Archives Project for Edgefield County.  If you have articles to transcribe and contribute, please click here or here.

The most extensive collection of newspapers that I am currently aware of resides in The University of South Carolina. The South Carolina Historical Society also is said to have a collection though what they have may actually be contained with books, rather than the newspapers themselves.

The Edgefield Advertiser, the oldest newspaper in South Carolina. The Tompkins Library in Edgefield has microfilm of this newspaper back to 1836  (see Libraries).

Through support from an IMLS grant and in collaboration with Project Perseus at Tufts University, the University of Richmond has digitized the Richmond Daily Dispatch newspaper for the Civil War years.  The project is not yet complete.  However the newspaper is now available for use and exploration.  We welcome your comments and feedback on this work in progress; just click on the survey link on the newspaper's homepage at  We hope this will be useful to a broad audience encompassing scholars, students, genealogists, Civil War buffs, re-enactors, and more.  Please feel free to bring it to the attention of other librarians and interested parties.

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I do not live in South Carolina so I am unable to help with your personal research questions. All the information I know about Edgefield County is posted promptly on this site. Please visit the "Research Resources" section of this site. I would suggest that if you don't find the information your looking for here, that you join the email list and post your question on the query board. The more places you ask the question, the better your chances of getting an answer.

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