Columbia South Carolina Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map: Location Map

Address: 4440 Ft Jackson Blvd, Columbia, SC 28207

  • Language: English

Phone: 803-782-7141

  • 1-803-319-4072 ( Appointments)


Charles & Lillian Walton; co-directors
Bryce & Phylls Hoverman; co-directors

Open Hours:

  • Monday: Reserved for missionaries
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday: By Appointment
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM First Saturday only
  • Sunday: By Appointment


  • 1st Saturday in October and April due to General Conference.
  • Week of Thanksgiving.
  • Week before and the week after Christmas.
  • Will be available by appointments at any time.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and 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.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment

  • computers, microfilm readers, printer

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

One - on - one assistance available in developing your family tree and family histories

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