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The estate inventory of Alexander E. Gadsden, made 29 Oct 1864, lists the names of 42 enslaved people at Palo Alto Plantation, McClellanville, St. James Santee in Berkeley County, SC. Slaves listed in the estate were: Primus Maria Dorcas Frank Sophy Margaret Julianne...
The estate inventory of John P. Porcher, filed 21 Dec 1865, lists the names of enslaved ancestors in age groups. Enslaved ancestors listed in the estate were: Abel aged 90 Between 70 & 80 years Scye, Fayette, Leah, Amy, George, Will Between 60 and 70 Lauder,...
Mark your calendars! RootsTech, the massive family history and technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 8-11, 2017, announced its free live online streaming schedule.
The countdown is on to RootsTech 2017! I can't wait to see all my Genfriends and meet new ones. This year I'll be presenting at RootsTech (see schedule below), and blogging, posting and tweeting live from the conference as a RootsTech Ambassador. Last year was my...
Plantations were the sites of unspeakable tragedies - unrelenting labor from sunup to sundown and in many cases, violence and rape. Enslaved people lived in houses where an entire family shared a small, single room with a fireplace and nothing more. In some...
Many congratulations to Anita Henderson, who has won the random drawing for the full RootsTech conference registration (a $299 value). Anita will receive a FREE full registration for the RootsTech conference, plus the Innovator Summit, at the Salt Lake Convention...
RootsTech Full Conference Registration Giveaway UPDATE - CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER ANITA R. HENDERSON!!! Would you like to win a FREE Full RootsTech + Innovator Summit Conference pass ($299 value)? As a RootsTech 2017 Ambassador, Lowcountry Africana is honored to...
Salt Lake City, UT,October19,2016 FamilySearch International is pleased to announce that LeVar Burton will be the Friday keynote speaker at RootsTech 2017 on February 10, 2017. Burton is known by millions for his legendary starring role as Kunta Kinte in 1977 in the...
Lowcountry Digital History Initiative Publishes Online Tribute in Partnership with Mother Emanuel Church to Commemorate Upcoming Anniversary of Mass Shooting
(Charleston, SC) The Lowcountry Digital History Initiative, Lowcountry Africana, and the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture are pleased to present a new online exhibition, “A Tribute to the Mother Emanuel Church,”...
South Carolina Ancestors
Plantations were the sites of unspeakable tragedies - unrelenting labor from sunup to sundown and in many cases, violence and rape. Enslaved people lived in houses where an entire family shared a small, single room with a fireplace and nothing more. In some...read more
Freedmen's Labor Contracts Charleston County, SC, Contracts Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868 NARA Record Group 105 M1910, Reel 63, Target 12 TITLE OF CONTRACT: P.M.C. Earnest...read more
FamilySearch South Carolina Collections (current to Dec 2013): FamilySearch Collections: Title Records Last Updated South Carolina, Births and Christenings, 1846-1935 14,805 9 Mar 2012 South Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865...read more
Source: United States, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. Marriage and Divorce Records for Charleston, Strawberry Ferry, Johns Island, and Camden, 1865-1866. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series Number .F601301, Record Group Number...read more
MARRIED In this city, by Rev. T.W. Lewis, Andrew Smalls to Tena Palmer. 10th Harry White to Marg't Green. Nov. 17, John Moore to Nancy Ann Ore(?). Nov 23, Joseph Richardson to Anna Lawrence. On Sunday, 17th Inst., by Rev. Jacob Legare, Mr. Joseph...read more
FamilySearch recently released more than 875,000 digital images of South Carolina county probate records. These new records, previously available only in county probate offices or on microfilm, may now be browsed online at FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org)....read more
Immediately following the Civil War, group labor contracts were the means by which the transition from slave to paid agricultural labor was made. After the Freedmen's Bureau withdrew from the southern states, contract labor gave way to tenant farming and the crop lien...read more
The South Carolina Historical Society, one of the richest archives for Lowcountry genealogy research, has placed their finding aids online. Planning a research trip to Charleston? Be sure to bookmark the South Carolina Historical Society's Finding Aids page so you can...read more
Accessing and Navigating the New FamilySearch Collection "South Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872"
FamilySearch Has Digitized Freedmen's Bureau Records for South Carolina Social networks are abuzz today with the happy news that FamilySearch has digitized all 106 rolls of the microfilm series Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of...read more
FamilySearch this week digitized all 106 rolls of the microfilm series Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910). This new collection of 118,737 images is one...read more
Heritage Travel Comes of Age A Guest Post by Thomas MacEntee There comes a time in our lives when the need to learn more about our ancestors “kicks in.” The timing is different for everyone, but one component of the discovery process that more and more people are...read more
Coming Soon! Wednesday, November 6, 2013, we will launch the new Lowcountry Roots Travel blog on LCA! And who better to launch a travel blog than Genealogy Travel Ninja Thomas MacEntee? Thomas has just published the Kindle book Family History Trippin' - A Guide to...read more