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Email a Local History or Genealogy Question

The following fees will be charged for staff research regarding local history or genealogy questions.

  • Charges for inquiries for non-Charleston County residents are 50 cents per page plus a $5 service fee, per question.
  • Charges for inquiries for Charleston County residents are 10 cents per page for black and white documents and 25 cents per page for color documents plus a $1 for postage, if items are mailed to the requestor.
  • Please do not send money or pay in advance. The research will be completed and the requestor will be sent a bill if the work does not exceed a total of $25 for all copy charges, service fees and postage. If staff anticipates the total fee will exceed $25, an estimate will be sent to the requester to get permission to proceed before the research is done.
  • Copy fees apply whether the documents are delivered electronically by email or sent by mail.
  • S.C. History Room staff will respond as soon as possible. If you have not received a reply within two weeks, please send an email to scroom@ccpl.org.
  • For more information, please see Requesting Genealogy Information by Mail or Email.

To submit a question via email, fill out the form below:

Email address*  
Library Card Number (enter N/A if none)*  
Mailing Address*  

Please read below and click "I agree" to submit your question.


By sending this question, you acknowledge and agree to pay any costs incurred in doing this research as outlined above.