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African American Genealogy Webinar: Genealogy Research Strategies and Sources in Upstate South Carolina

Please join us to learn from South Carolina librarian and genealogist Quientell Walker who will share some research strategies and sources he has used to uncover his upstate South Carolina family history. Mr. Walker will share how he researched and found documentary evidence to support family stories and new discoveries he has made utilizing a variety of historical resources preserved in archives and libraries across the state. He will also highlight the wealth of historical records and publications of the Antoinette "Ann" Rogers Memorial South Carolina History Room in the Walhalla branch of the Oconee County Public Library System. Local history and genealogy collections, like the Ann Rogers Memorial Room, are available in numerous South Carolina public libraries and include important and at times one-of-a-kind collections that researchers are encouraged to utilize while conducting their family research.

Quientell Walker currently serves as the Local History Associate of the Oconee County Public Library Branch in Walhalla, South Carolina.  He serves as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Oconee History Museum. He has previously worked as the Genealogy and Local History Librarian of the Pickens County Library System, and is formerly the president of the Old Pendleton District Genealogical Society.

This webinar is great for anyone interested in learning more about South Carolina genealogy and how they might conduct their own family history research. Join us for our next and last webinar in this series, Writing Family History: The Narrative History Approach with Dr. Walter Curry. 

The South Carolina State Library welcomes people of all abilities to participate in our programs. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to take part (please contact two weeks in advance), or have questions please contact Virginia Pierce at vpierce@statelibrary.sc.gov or (803) 734-8646. Closed captioning is available.

The South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state's libraries. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Library is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and other sources.

Related LibGuide: Genealogy Resources at the State Library by Virginia Pierce

Thursday, September 15, 2022
12:00PM - 1:00PM
South Carolina State Library
Adult Learning Continuing Education Cultural General
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