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Research Requests

Research Requests 

E-mail, Mail, and Telephone

For genealogical requests, the Reference staff will check certain indexes for a specific name and, if located, return a photocopy order for the record/s in which the name appears.

For historical, legal, and general reference requests the Reference staff will check a specific citation.

E-mail requests - use either of these forms:

Genealogy Research Request Form 

Historical Research Request Form

Mail requests:

Reference Services
SC Department of Archives and History
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223

Please expect a two to four week response time for mail and e-mail requests.

Telephone and Fax requests:

The Research Room may be contacted via telephone at 803-896-6104 or fax at 803-896-6198. Please note the Research Room is closed on Monday, Sunday, and state holidays. 

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