Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fantastic Find: Lowcounty Africana

We've all done it--come across a genealogy website that is not only useful but gorgeous! That's what happened to me recently when a link from This Cruel War brought Lowcountry Africana to my attention.

[From the website]

Here's a description from the website:
Lowcountry Africana is entirely dedicated to records that document the family and cultural heritage of African Americans in the historic rice-growing areas of South Carolina, Georgia and extreme northeastern Florida, an area that scholars and preservationists have identified as a distinct culture area. Lowcountry Africana was developed with a grant from the Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, South Carolina.
Lowcountry Africana also includes information about South Carolina slaveholding families.
The search for enslaved ancestors requires research in the records of slaveholding families. In order to identify records of interest, you must first examine the genealogy of slaveholding families. 
Researching a slaveholder’s genealogy can be a time-consuming task, but fortunately, there are many genealogies for South Carolina slaveholders online. Here, we provide links to online genealogies of South Carolina slaveholders.

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