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Beaufort 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.

The Beaufort South Carolina Family History Center serves the residents of Port Royal Island (City of Beaufort, Town of Port Royal and unincorporated areas) and the nearby Sea Islands. Visitors to our beautiful area are also welcome to make an appointment to receive assistance at the center.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 703 Parris Island Gateway Beaufort SC 29906 United States
  • Language:English
  • To make an appointment for assistance, please contact a Temple and Family History Consultant:
    • Elizabeth Irvine at 1-385-528-7683
    • John Sova at 1-843-525-7668.

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Saturday Oct. 17th 2020 on ZOOM!!!

We are so excited to be able to continue our fall workshop.  This will be our 22nd year providing genealogy help. (we have Zoom training for anyone needing help)

When you sign up on  you will receive an email to register for which classes you would like to attend.

We have a guest speaker who will open the conference: Mary Johnston, editor "Tracing our stories from the past to the present"

Here are the classes being featured this year:

Charlie Black: will be teaching all the steps for beginners. It is broken down into 4 classes. Beginners; Organizing; Using on Line Databases; Evaluate and Share your information.

Lynn Baker: will be teaching Christmas Projects for genealogy; Obituaries finding & using;  Using Land Grants for Genealogy Trails; Getting information from relatives

Cheryl Oliver: will be teaching Finding your Revolutionary Ancestors and joining the DAR

Robin Foster: will be teaching Researching through time periods to find your African American Ancestors

Sarah Nesnow: will be taking questions on areas you need help.

Tommie Provost: How much time? Using newspaper records

Toni Carrier: Pilots, Spies and Soldiers: How African Americans Turned the Tide of the Civil War in SC

Lunch time: we will have a special speaker:

Kylon Middleton on "Heal our City Heal our Nation"

Any questions please call us at the Family History Center 843-766-6017

or the Directors

David Biorn 843-670-1585

Delsa Biorn 843-864-3521

TimeSession TitleTo Register8:30 a.m.Sign on early to test your system, using the Everyone has a story registration-Click Here9:00 a.m.TTimeSession TitleTo Register8:30 a.m.Sign on early to test your system, using the Everyone has a story registration-Click Here9:00 a.m.Tracing Our Stories from the Past to the PresentBy Mary Johnston-Click Here9:45 a.m.Break10:00 a.m.Beginners Guide to GenealogyBy Charlie BlackChristmas ProjectsBy Lynn BakerFinding your RevolutionaryAncestors & Joining the DARBy Cheryl Oliver Researching Through Time Periods to Fin

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

FHC Portal[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Two new widescreen computers with connected printer; microfilm reader.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Assistance with starting or continuing family history research, particularly with using FamilySearch.

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Links[edit | edit source]