The Lancaster County Library maintains a collection of microfilm which includes federal census films, local records, and newspapers. Microfilm is listed in the Library's Online Catalog.

 

Microfilm Resources


Census

  • Complete for Chester, Chesterfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, and York Counties, SC 1790 - 1930

  • Complete for Mecklenburg County, NC 1790 - 1930 and for Union County, NC 1850 - 1930

  • Mortality Schedules for South Carolina 1850 - 1880

 

Land Records

  • Conveyance Book Indexes, 1767 - 1937

  • Conveyance Books, 1762 - 1922

  • Warrant and Plat Books
    John Adams' Location Book, 1829 - 1840
    Lancaster County Plats, 1841 - 1882

 

Newspapers

All copies of local Newspapers have been microfilmed and are available outside the Caroliniana Room.

  • Camden & Lancaster Beacon (1831 - 1832)
    Library has 1831 - 1832

  • Camden Journal (1826 - 1891)
    Library has 1826 - 1859

  • Kershaw Era (1891 - 1936)
    Library has sporadic issues 1913 - 1936 only

  • Kershaw Times (1938 - 1939)
    Library has one issue only

  • Kershaw News Era (1946 - present)
    Library has 1946 - present

  • Lancaster Enterprise (1891 - 1905)
    Library has 1897 - 1903 only

  • Lancaster Ledger (1852 - 1905)
    Library has 1852 - 1867;
    sporadic issues only 1868 - 1891;
    1891 - 1893;
    sporadic issues 1894 - 1897;
    1898 - 1905

  • Lancaster News (1905 - present)
    Library has 1905 - 1919 with significant gaps; 1920 - present

  • Lancaster Review (1878 - 1905)
    Library has 1885 - 1905 (only 18 issues total)

Local History