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Family History and Genealogy: Welcome



This guide is by no means an exhaustive list of resources for genealogical research. The goal here is to highlight the genealogy-related resources available in the Special Collections and the South Carolina Historical Society Archives and to make researchers aware of many free online websites.

Decide what you need to learn:

  • Born?
  • Place?
  • Married?
  • Place?
  • Died?
  • Place?

Pick one of a "person of interest" and try to identify needed information (document pertinent information on other relatives/historical figures as you find it).

Hours and Location

Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Mailing Address:
Special Collections
College of Charleston Library
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424

Physical Address:
205 Calhoun Street (map)
Charleston, SC 29401
Third Floor

(843) 953-8016

Addlestone Library - Third Floor

Searching Special Collections & SC Historical Society

From the library homepage, click the Classic Catalog link:

Once you arrive at the Classic Catalog page, click on the Collection dropdown menu:

And select Special Collections & SC Historical Society:

You may now search as usual, but the results will only yield items found in Special Collections & SC Historical Society.

Best of luck in your searching and please feel welcome to contact us at Special Collections if you need any further assistance.


Mary Jo Fairchild
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