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Charleston South Carolina Family History Center

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Charleston South Carolina Family History Center

This Family History Center (FHC Charleston SC) is located in the rear of the LDS Church at 1519 Sam Rittenburg Blvd (left-most door when looking at church from rear parking lot). A door bell is on the left wall of FHC Charleston entry alcove - be sure to ring the bell to let us know you want to enter.


Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map: Location Map

Address: 1519 Sam Rittenburg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407

  • From I-26 Take exit 216A at Cosgrove Avenue cross the Ashley River. Once across the bridge, you are on Sam Rittenberg Blvd (also known as SC Hwy 7). Continue on Sam Rittenburg Blvd (SCHwy 7) for 1.8 miles. The church is on the left, 0.3 miles after you pass Ashley Plaza shopping center. From Savannah Hwy, US-17: Follow Sam Rittenburg Blvd (SC Hwy 7) for 2.3 miles. The church is on the right, 0.4 miles after you pass Village Square shopping center.
  • Language: English

Phone: 843-766-6017

E-mail: or

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Saturday: 2nd Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major holidays. First week of July for updates and repairs, week of Thanksgiving, last two weeks of December.

Closed 1st weekend in Apr/Oct for General Conference.

Location Map: 1519 Sam Rittenburg Blvd, Charleston, SC


Check the FHC Charleston SC CalendarCalendar webpage.

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

  • Annual Workshop: held 2nd Saturday each October
  • Monthly Evening Classes: one per month on Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm

More info available on FHC Charleston SC Events webpage

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

FHC Charleston SC currently has over 1300 shelved books on genealogy and/or history related topics, plus over 5000 films and fiche from the FamilySearch Catalog.

  • FamilySearch Catalog: FHC Charleston SC can help you locate any films or fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
  • Indefinite Film Collection -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  • Book Collection: -- Book Inventory. An inventory of books available at FHC Charleston SC.
  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.  Subscriptions change over time so please visit the portal webpage for more details.
  • 14 networked computers available for use by patrons, all with access to the FHC Portal.
  • 1 microfilm workstations (microfilm viewing only).
  • 1 Canon Microfilm Scanner 300 workstation (microfilm/microfiche viewing) with capability to make paper or digital copies.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Links[edit | edit source]

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Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]