Genealogy Research Seminars

An African American man working on a laptop computer.

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

Speaker at the Center event with Charlie Meshaw

Speaker at the Center

Join the South Carolina State Library and the SC Center for the Book for our next Speaker at the Center Author Talk featuring Charlie Mewshaw, author of Arcane Carolinas:  Folklore, Urban Legends, and Tales of Modern Weird from the Carolinas and co-host of the Arcane Carolinas Podcast.