Tuesday, September 14, 2010

UPDATED: New US Research Resources

First, I'm happy to hear that Linkpendium is expanding, in a big way. Moving beyond the excellent classified links pages, they are adding a super-fast search engine as we speak. I'll add a link once it's a bit more public. http://linkpendium.com/

UPDATE: Search engine is now open for business; new states being added daily. See http://laboratory.linkpendium.com/ and check back frequently.

Next, a wonderful project for anyone with South Carolina ancestry, or American slave roots. The Restore the Ancestors Project is is a collaboration between Footnote.com, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, FamilySearch and Lowcountry Africana, 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.

They are still taking volunteers onboard, so check them out! http://www.restoretheancestors.com/

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