Due to COVID-19 the Society’s staff is working remotely or at reduced capacity. There may be a delay in research or other administrative items based on the ability to access any required materials. We are checking the voicemail regularly. Our phone number is (843) 723-3235.
In the event of inclement weather, the society follows the public school schedule for closings.
The library of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina is located at 138 Logan Street in Charleston, SC. It is open from 9 am until 2 pm, Monday through Friday and is closed on major holidays and for two weeks at the end of December. There is a research fee of $10 for non-members. Consultations with the staff researcher can also be arranged. Researchers are encouraged to contact the Society prior to their arrival so that materials will be ready for them.
The Society’s library contains over 4,500 books, journals, newsletters and files covering the history of French Protestants around the world. In addition, there are books and files on South Carolina history and families, as well as CDs of the Quarto volumes of the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland, the New York Genealogical & Biographical Record and The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Membership files are also available to researchers, with guidance from the staff. The library can be accessed on-line, but the Society is not a lending library and use of the materials and books is limited to site visits.