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Addlestone Library is open to the College of Charleston community and affiliates via card access. Visitors may access Addlestone Library Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and must present a government issued ID and sign in upon entry.
Genealogy Research: Tips for Beginners (PowerPoint)
This is the PowerPoint shown in class with tips and notes on conducting genealogy research.
The most common and easiest to use genealogy website that provides access to thousands of records to explore all aspects of family history. Available as a free 14-day trial and also inside CCPL branches with a public library card.
Basic Ancestry is available at this time if you are on campus and logged into Eduroam. It allows for regular searches and to see the full image of digitized records. For the most stable, continued access (that you can build on), it is recommended to activate a free trial of the full Ancestry site.
A free genealogy platform provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a great resource to get text records regarding family history.
Get a CCPL Library Card!
Charleston County Public Library offers access to genealogy resources for free. Sign up for a card to access them from virtually or from inside the library.
Other Online Resources
A helpful page on the College of Charleston's Family History and Genealogy Guide that provides links to various online resources.
How to use Ancestry.com for Beginners (video, 26:06)
Learn how to use Ancestry.com to discover your family history with this beginner-friendly step by step tutorial.
Newbie's Guide to Navigating the FamilySearch Website (video, 12:26)
Provides a website tour of FamilySearch and highlights some useful, key features.
Newspapers and Periodicals
Looking for access to Newspapers? Here is a list of some of our newspaper databases that may be of assistance. Please reach out if you have any questions on how to use any one specific database.
Elena Rodriguez, Instruction Coordinator
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