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Billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos and more from countries all over the world. Access available only in the library.

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Search America’s historic newspaper pages from 1777–1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690–present.

Research US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research, 1704 – today.

A collection of genealogical and historical sources — rich in primary sources, local and family histories, research guides, census maps and more.

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Provides free online access to historical local and regional newspapers in South Carolina since 1815. Lexington County newspapers include: The Batesburg Advocate, Batesburg, S.C., 1901-1911; The Lexington Dispatch, Lexington, South Carolina, 1873-1916; Lexington Dispatch-News, Lexington, S.C., 1917-1919; and The Dispatch-News, Lexington, S.C., 1919-1922.

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