With a single voice, we urged Sumter County Administrators to abandon the plan and preserve this historic cemetery. And it worked. Sumter County abandoned the plan to relocate the cemetery and created a preservation easement around it, so the cemetery will not be endangered again.
For want of a name to describe this community that banded together for a cause, we jokingly referred to ourselves as the Preservinators.
Well Genfriends, three of the Preservinators have now reunited to bring you the Restore the Ancestors Project.
George Geder, Angela Y. Walton-Raji and Toni Carrier are once again scheming and dreaming, this time to rock this effort to restore the names of more than 30,000 enslaved Ancestors in South Carolina.
And once again the Internet genealogy family is banding together to achieve an important goal. We sincerely thank everyone who has volunteered and indexed records. Your efforts are already having an enormous impact. In the two months since the project launched, three descendants have found ancestors in these records, as a direct result of your hard work.
Look out world, the Preservinators are back!