To the wonderful volunteers who make the Restore the Ancestors project possible, we wish you very Happy Holidays! We'll be on a brief hiatus until the New Year. We will see you then.
Thank you so much for all you do, from the crew at Restore the Ancestors!
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.