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Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture: Genealogy

About Page

This page will serve as a guide to resources held at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture as well as general information that will helpful for genealogists. 

Charleston Area Websites

Genealogy Societies/Organizations

Manuscript Collections

Getting Started

Here are a few steps to get you started

  1. Interview the living oldest relative in your family
  2. Interview your immediate family members
  3. Interview your family friends 
  4. Fill in the information to your family tree
  5. Search online databases (i.e. Census Records, Ancestry, FamilySearch, and Fold3.com)
  6. Visit archival repositories and/or libraries to verify, clarify, and fill in blanks  

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Library Resources

These resources may be at the Avery Research Center or at Addlestone Library. 

Other Guides of Interest

Contact

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Contact:
Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture
125 Bull Street
Charleston, SC 29494
843-953-7615
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