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.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Volunteer Discoveries, Week Ending Oct 15



Check out the amazing documents our volunteers discovered this week! Many, many thanks to you, our fabulous volunteers!

Enslaved Ancestors on 4 Plantations of James McPherson, Beaufort, SC, 1834 Indexed by Sandra J. Taliaferro

Slaves in the Estate of William Small, St James Santee, Charleston, SC 1834 Indexed by Sandra J. Taliaferro

106 Slaves in the Estate of Arnoldus Bonneau, Charleston, SC, 1820 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

206 Slaves in the Estate of James Clark, Edisto Island, SC, 1820 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

416 Slaves, Estate of Thomas Horry, Charleston and Georgetown, SC, 1820 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

Slaves in the Estate of Alexander Robert Chisolm, SC and GA, 1827 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

In these 6 documents, the names of more than 1,000 enslaved ancestors have been restored to the historical record. Thank you San and Felicia!

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