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.

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Center Contacts and Hours

  Charles & Lillian Walton; co-directors 

  Bryce & Phylls Hoverman'''; co-directors

Location Map:


  • 4440 Ft Jackson Blvd Columbia SC 28207 United States
  • Language:English


  • 1-803-782-7141 

 * 1-803-319-4072  ( Appointments)



Open Hours: Starting March 1 2016

Monnday:       Reserved for missionaries
Tuesday:        9 AM until 8 PM
Wednseday:  9 AM until 8 PM
Thursday:      2 PM until 8 PM
Friday:          By Appointment
Saturday:      9 AM until 2 PM First Saturday only
Sunday:        By Appointment


  • First 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

Grand Re-opening after flood            Saturday 19 March 2016    '10 AM until 4 PM

Family History Center Open House   Thursday and Friday 19th-20th May 2016   2 PM until 8 PM

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.
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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. (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)
  • Family History Surname Index - See an online index of the surnames in the books located at the center.

Hardware and Equipment

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Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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


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Resources in the Local Area

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Volunteer at the Center

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