We have just received the most amazing book! It was published 20 years ago but I don’t think many people in the area have seen it. Black Genealogy by Loris D. Cofer has copies of African American obituaries from the 1988 and 1989 newspapers of Augusta and the surrounding counties of Georgia and South Carolina. Additionally, there is a wealth of material that Mrs. Cofer gleaned from old records about African Americans during the slave era and some recommendations about where good sources of information are located.
Come in for a look if you are interested in African American genealogy in this area and be prepared to lose yourself in Black Genealogy for an hour or so. This is definitly a must see.