Young African American male side by side with a black and white photo of his ancestor

Genealogy Workshop at Goose Creek Library

[4/5/17] Goose Creek, SC – Through a partnership with the Charleston Family History Center, the Goose Creek Library’s genealogy program “Find Your Roots” will give participants a chance to find their own family story.

Genealogy research is a big hit in the US. In fact, according to, genealogy research is the second most popular hobby in the US. Also, genealogy websites are the second most visited category of sites on the internet. Why? When people find their family history, they find their place in their own story. That’s why the Goose Creek Library is offering a genealogy workshop on Monday, May 1st, at 10 am.

The Berkeley County Library System (BCLS) already offers genealogy resources at each branch., usually requiring a pricy monthly subscription, is a free in-house service. ProQuest African American Heritage is another great site, especially for Civil War records. But there are some other great resources out there. To continue the library’s mission of open access, BCLS is bringing them to you!

The Goose Creek Library is excited to have Tommy Provost, from the Charleston Family History Center, as the speaker for this genealogy workshop. The Charleston Family History Center (CHFC) is a branch of the Family History Library of Salt Lake City, Utah, which is well known for its excellent genealogy research service. The branch in Charleston offers in-house access to film, microfiche, microfilm, books, and the FamilySearch Family Tree service. Also, the center’s staff and volunteers are always ready to offer assistance.

So what are you waiting for? Register for the “Find Your Roots” workshop at the Goose Creek Library by stopping by the circulation desk or by calling the branch at 843-572-1376. You won’t want to miss this chance to learn more about your family’s story.


About the Berkeley County Library System: The Berkeley County Library System enriches lives by informing, inspiring and illuminating its local community. The system consists of six branches and a bookmobile that offer programs and services to a growing county. For more information about BCLS, visit