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.

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Volunteer Discoveries - Monday Sept 20

Check out these new documents YOU, our fab volunteers, have discovered!

Sale of 93 Slaves and Kelvins Grove, The Oaks and Rathamay Plantations, Estate of of Alexander England, Colleton, SC, 1850 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

Slaves at the White Oak and Ogilvie Plantations of Joseph Manigault, Georgetown, SC, 1844 Indexed by Penny Worley

Slaves at the Longridge and Sandy Run Plantations of John Willson, Berkeley, SC, 1857 Indexed by Alana Thevenet

360 Slaves in the Estate of Philip G. Prioleau, at Ward's, Sportsman's Retreat and Cottage Plantations, Berkeley, SC, 1845 Indexed by Toni

Sincere thanks and huge Props to Felicia, Penny and Alana for bringing these documents back into the light of history!


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