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Hello Fellow Footnote Fans,

     We have just launched a new blog called Restore the Ancestors, where you can keep up with the latest news and volunteer discoveries in the collaboration with Footnote.com, to index SC Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732-1872.
     These documents hold the names of more than 30,000 SC ancestors. They have only been available on microfilm and have never been indexed. We can change that!

  • The South Carolina Department of Archives and History holds the original records and has provided access to them and given their kind permission to place them on the Internet
  • FamilySearch International donated the copies of the microfilms to be digitized
  • Footnote.com contributed the time and expense to digitize the films and host the collection

     We sincerely thank our advisory board members George Geder and Angela Y. Walton-Raji for their efforts and guidance, and so many thanks to everyone who has volunteered to index 10 pages of these records. If you have done so, we hope you will consider volunteering if you have two hours or so to devote.
     There are amazing discoveries coming out of this collection every day. You can follow the Restore the Ancestors blog to keep up with the latest news!
      
     
Best and Happy Ancestor Hunting,
Toni Carrier
Lowcountry Africana

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