14 Wharfside StreetCharleston, SC 29401
Museum open 10am to 5pm (last entry 4:00 PM) Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday.
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14 Wharfside Street — Charleston, SC 29401
Welcome to the Center for Family History, a groundbreaking research center dedicated to assisting individuals, like you, reconnect with their family history and ancestors. Whether you are an experienced genealogist or just getting started on your journey, we’re here to help you find connections to your ancestors and discover more of your story.
Want to visit the Center for Family History? Admission to the museum includes access to the Center, its FamilySearch kiosks, storybooth, and more.
Our African American-focused Reference Library provides research resources for genealogists, family historians, historians, academics, historical researchers, and students. It is located in the Blackbaud Gathering Place area in the Center for Family History (CFH).
Whether you are beginning your ancestry journey – or your research is well under way – our Reference Library has documents and books to help with your African American research!
The Blackbaud Gathering Area is a dedicated space for CFH patrons to conduct their research. Volunteers will be able to provide assistance, general help, and answer any questions.
The following steps will help provide a smooth experience.
New to genealogy? Expand your research skills and uncover your own family’s stories with the help of our on-demand Resource Center.
EXPLORE RESOURCE CENTER
Want to get additional support from our expert staff on your ancestry journey? The Center for Family History team can point you to online and brick-and-mortar archives, repositories, and specialist collections that hold invaluable African American records and documents that documented the lives of enslaved people as well as free people of color. The team will also point you to digital and physical resources and records you may not be aware of – or thought of – to help you break through a research brick wall.
Our services provide you with deeper insight into how to research and where to look for records. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to provide the following types of research support:
Please reserve your 45-minute virtual one-on-one consultation for $79 by clicking the button below.
Consultation Hours: Monday-Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM Eastern
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