Welcome to the Restore the Ancestors Project!


This project is a collaboration between Fold3 (Formerly Footnote.com), the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, FamilySearch and Lowcountry Africana, to digitize every surviving estate inventory for Colonial and Charleston South Carolina from 1732 to 1872, as well as selected Bills of Sale for the same period, in a FREE collection.

When the project is complete, the names of more than 30,000 enslaved ancestors from Charleston and surrounding counties will be restored to history in a free online collection, preserved for generations to come.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Why Indexing Matters: 1,648 Slaves in the Estate of Nathaniel Heyward, Charleston, Colleton and Beaufort Counties, SC

Your contribution to indexing the new FREE Footnote Collection South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732-1872 makes an enormous difference.

Please visit our Why Indexing Matters Page to see why!

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