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Lowcountry Africana

Rediscover records of African American genealogy and history in the Lowcountry Southeast (SC, GA and northeast FL), home of the Gullah-Geechee cultural heritage.

Location: Charleston, SC
Members: 55
Latest Activity: Mar 24, 2017

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Welcome to the Lowcountry Africana Forum on GenealogyWise!

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New Footnote Pages for SC Estate Inventories

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Comment by Lowcountry Africana on August 23, 2010 at 4:42pm
Comment by Lowcountry Africana on August 19, 2010 at 4:11pm
Comment by Lowcountry Africana on August 12, 2010 at 8:18pm
Greetings LCA group members!

We've just created an index page for more than 60 Footnote Pages we've built from records YOU have volunteered to index! As we build new pages, we will add them to the index page below. You can follow that page on to be notified of new records added:

Lowcountry Africana: South Carolina Slave Records on

So many thanks to our group members who have volunteered to index this FREE Footnote collection. If you have not done so, we hope you will volunteer to index 10 pages of this remarkable collection. Your indexing 10 pages will make an enormous contribution to making the records searchable on Footnote and via Internet search engines.

So far we have indexed more than 1,000 pages, and the names of hundreds of enslaved ancestors have been restored to history.

To learn more and sign up to volunteer, please CLICK HERE.

Comment by Lowcountry Africana on July 25, 2010 at 5:00pm
Welcome to new members Jason and Gary! We look forward to your participation. This is a great place to meet up with other family historians. If you like, please do share your research areas and interests with the group. Welcome!
Comment by Joyce Reese McCollum on July 22, 2010 at 10:00pm
33,000 S.C. Estates/Wills
Slaves named You can help put them online for details. These records will be forever free online at
Comment by Lowcountry Africana on June 17, 2010 at 3:54pm
7 Days of Juneteenth Days 5 and 6

Greetings Everyone!

Here's the update for Days 5 and 6 of our 7 Days of Juneteenth Celebration. For day 5, we chose 1868 voter registrations for Georgetown, SC, for the Carver's Bay and Brown's Ferry precincts. Below is the link:

Georgetown, SC Voter Registrations, Carver's Bay and Brown's Ferry ...

For today, Day 6, we continue Georgetown voter registrations with the Old Church Club House precinct:

Georgetown, SC Voter Registrations, Old Church Club House Precinct,...

Tomorrow, for Day 7, and Saturday, for Juneteenth, we will post some large, special resources for your research, so please be sure to follow our blog for links to those: Lowcountry Africana Blog.

We hope you find new ancestors here! Happy Juneteenth from the Crew at Lowcountry Africana!
Comment by James Alfred Locke Miller Jr. on June 15, 2010 at 7:21pm
Does anyone know which Landgrave or Cassique owned Edisto Island (S.C.?), and what the name of the Barony was?
Comment by Lowcountry Africana on June 15, 2010 at 5:33pm
7 Days of Juneteenth, Days 3 and 4

Hello Friends!

Here is an update on days 3 and 4 of our 7 Days of Juneteenth Celebration.

For Day 3, we chose 1868 voter registrations for Charleston, SC, St. Andrews Parish. St. Andrews Parish encompassed the Ashley River corridor. Magnolia, Drayton Hall and Middleton Place plantations were among those in St. Andrews Parish.
You may follow the link below to view transcriptions and document images:

Charleston, SC Voter Registrations, St. Andrews Parish, 1868

For Day 4 (today), we've posted 1868 voter registrations for Edisto Island (Charleston County) SC. More than 400 Freedmen on Edisto Island registered to vote in 1868. You may follow the link below to view the transcription and document images:

Edisto Island, SC Voter Registrations, Charleston County, 1868

Edisto Island is located 45 miles south of Charleston, and is part of Charleston County. Edisto Beach, a part of Edisto Island, is in Colleton County.

Hope you find some useful records there!

Comment by Lowcountry Africana on March 10, 2010 at 2:51am
Free Webinar from Tony Burroughs: "Avoid Traps in African American Genealogy" Thurs., March 11, 8 p.m. will present a free webinar this Thursday, March 11 by renowned genealogist Tony Burroughs. The webinar "Avoid Traps in African American Genealogy" will air at 8 p.m. on Thursday. The seminar will focus on common mistakes that can hinder your search for African American ancestors.
The free webinar will also be archived and available to view in the future. Whether you are a beginning your family research or have been at it for some time, this free webinar will help you sharpen your genealogy skills!
To pre-register or learn more, please visit the Ancestry Webinars page
Comment by Lowcountry Africana on March 6, 2010 at 2:40pm
Welcome to our two newest group members Shannon Norman and Lessie Williams! Shannon and Lessie, we invite you to share the surnames you are researching! :0)

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