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.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New Volunteer Discoveries!

Alana has discovered three incredible records this weekend:

Slaves at Cottage Plantation, Theodore Samuel Gaillard, Berkeley, SC, 1855

Slaves at the Farmfield Plantation of John H Corbett, Berkeley, SC, 1855

Slaves at the Clydesdale Plantation of D E Huger, Beaufort, SC, 1855

Here is the index page for all of the Footnote Pages we've built for SC estate inventories:

http://www.footnote.com/page/282783107_lowcountry_africana_south_carolina/

The Ancestors must be smiling :0)

Happy Ancestor Hunting!

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