Sunday, September 19, 2010

Restore the Ancestors Project

DearREADERS,
Thanks to George Geder for bringing this project again to my attention:



Restore the Ancestors Project
"This project is a collaboration between 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."
Collaboration among some of the largest regional and international genealogy and history organizations is the way to go -- sharing resources to make source documents more readily accessible for researchers like you and me.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

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