Finding information on a Citadel alumnus can seem like a daunting task and you may not know where to begin your research. The staff at The Citadel Archives are here to help you on your Citadel genealogical journey!
This guide is divided into two sections depending on whether you are interested in conducting online or in-person research.
We usually recommend beginning your search online and then if you cannot find what you are looking for or need assistance, contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on the nature and complexity of your request as well as the time period that you are interested in, we can proceed in three different ways:
*If you are searching for an alumni who would have attended The Citadel from 1842-1930, most of your research can be done online; for later years, you must contact the archive for assistance. We are working hard to get more information online as soon as possible.
This guide was primarily created to help research Citadel alumni through the collections held by The Citadel Archives. If you are looking for information on more general genealogical research, The National Archives has a great website at https://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/start-research, which offers tutorials and guides as well as information on how to use and access their immense holdings.