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.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

This Week's Volunteer Document Discoveries!

Here is a list of documents that YOU (!) our wonderful volunteers, discovered this week! Amazing discoveries just keep coming and all because of YOUR hard work! We cherish your contribution.

You may have noticed Alana's name on many document discoveries. Alana Thevenet is the Co-Director of Lowcountry Africana and the Africana Heritage Project. She now adds Indexing Coordinator Extraordinaire to her list of accomplishments!

Very many thanks to Felicia Mathis, Robin Foster and Khalisa Jacobs for their hard work this week, and their wonderful document discoveries!

This Week's Discoveries:

Slaves at the Chachan Plantation of Francis Cordes, Berkeley, SC, 1856 Indexed by Alana
173 Slaves at Spring Plains Plantation of Francis Cordes, Sumter, SC, 1856 Indexed by Alana
Slaves in the Estate of Mary Price, Charleston, SC, 1855 Indexed by Alana
4 Generations of Slaves on Motte and Broughton Plantations, Berkeley, SC Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis
Sale of Enslaved Ancestors, Estate of Daniel G Joye, Charleston, SC, 1853 Indexed by Robin Foster
Sale of Slaves in the Estate of Robert M. Allen, Charleston, SC, 1840 Indexed by Felicia Mathis
135 Enslaved Ancestors at the White Hall Plantation of Thomas Porcher, 1843 Indexed by Alana
Enslaved Ancestors, Goshen Plantation of Thos Porcher, Berkeley, SC, 1843 Indexed by Alana
306 Slaves in the Estate of John J Pringle, Georgetown, SC, 1843 Indexed by Alana
Slaves at Eldorado and Fannymead Plantations of Mrs. F.M Pinckney, SC, 1843 Indexed by Alana
Slaves at Fairfield and Moreland Plantations of Thos Pinckney, Berkeley, SC Indexed by Khalisa Jacobs
John Carmille of Charleston Seeks to Free His Enslaved Wife & Children Indexed by Alana

Peace and Blessings,


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