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.

Monday, August 1, 2011

An Amazing Gift: William and Book T

Greetings Friends!
     We've been rather quiet lately but working away behind the scenes and making great progress on indexing records. Thank you so much for all of the effort you have dedicated to making this a productive summer at Restore the Ancestors, and bringing forth the names and stories of Lowcountry ancestors.
     Incredible volunteer William just finished indexing Book T (1751-1768) - ALL of it! All 648 pages. We knew he was awful quiet this summer, (LOL) but had no idea that it was because he was mowing his way through Book T. Happily, gratefully shocked almost describes our reaction. Amazed, humbled, blessed ... now we're approaching it. We need more superlatives...
     William posted a comment on the Our Volunteers Speak page. Check out what he wrote while we ponder his incredible accomplishment: http://www.restoretheancestors.com/2010/08/our-volunteers-speak.html. Thank you so much William!

Peace and Blessings,
Toni
   
     

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