These records have only been available
- at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History
- on microfilm at three locations in South Carolina
- on microfilm, by order from your local Family History Center
Let's look at an example from this page. Here we see that the estate inventory for Nathaniel Heyward appears on Page 140:
This is the single Index entry for the estate inventory of Nathaniel Heyward.
Now let's go to the actual estate inventory and view a sample page. Here's page 143 of the estate inventory of Nathaniel Heyward:
Let's take a closer look at page 143 to see what's there:
There are many names here. In fact this estate inventory is 16 pages long and contains the names of 1,648 slaves on 15 plantations. The single Index entry for this record reads "Heyward, Nathaniel 140."
So you see, your contribution in volunteering to index 10 pages of this collection makes an enormous difference by restoring the names of thousands of enslaved ancestors to the historical record, and preserving their legacy for generations to come.
The 1,648 enslaved ancestors in this record stepped back into the light of history for one reason: Aaron Dorsey volunteered to index 10 pages of this remarkable record set.
Who will you find in YOUR 10 pages?
To volunteer, please CLICK HERE! We will cherish your contribution.