Genealogy Research Seminars

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This spring we kick off a monthly series on African American genealogy. Each session features a different topic to help South Carolinians trace their family history.

  • June 8, 2022: Archivist Steven D. Tuttle hosts “Sources for African American Genealogical Research at the SC Department of Archives and History.” 
  • July 6, 2022: Genealogist Robin R. Foster explores websites, Facebook groups, and genealogy-related documents.
  • August 3, 2022: Genealogist Karen Strickland shares her research journey in "How I Found my Enslaved Ancestor."
  • September 15, 2022: Genealogist Quientell Walker shares the research strategies and sources he used to uncover his upstate South Carolina family history.  
  • October 19, 2022: Dr. Walter Curry, Jr. hosts, "Writing Family History- The Narrative History Approach" and details how to use stories and accounts to analyze a family’s history. 

The series is free and open to everyone, join us! 

Upcoming Event

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Queen Quet and her Children's Books

June 29, 2024, 11:00 AM

Join us at the South Carolina Center for the Book for an author talk featuring Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation , as she returns to the South Carolina State Library in Columbia, SC, in celebration of Black Music Month and her children's books. Queen Quet will present from her children's books and engage everyone in an interactive Gullah/Geechee presentation. A book signing will follow.