Restore the Ancestors Project Blog

restore the ancestors

I will be mentioning over 10 newly-discovered genealogy blogs later this morning, but I want to take a minute to mention a new African-American genealogy blog that should merit everyone’s attention in the genealogy community.

Restore the Ancestors Project blog is part of the social media effort for an indexing project to restore the names of 30,000 enslaved ancestors in the Charleston, South Carolina area.

A joint effort between Footnote.com, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History and Lowcountry Africana, the Restore the Ancestors Project seeks 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.”

Congratulations to Toni Carrier of Lowcountry Africana and the Restore the Ancestors Project advisory board members George Geder and Angela Walton-Raji for all their hard work on this much needed endeavor.

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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  1. Every Geneablogger should take 1/2 hour of their time and index just 10 pages for this project. That’s it – just 10 pages. If all of us did just 10 pages, this project would be through in no time. I did my 10, have you?

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