Working with the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Lowcountry Africana will digitize more than 25,000 documents from Charleston estate inventories dated 1732 to 1867. They include the names of more than 30,000 slaves.
More than 14,000 South Carolina bills of sale (1773 to 1872), most for transactions involving slaves, also will be digitized. Theyre already indexed along with other resources on the South Carolina Archives Web site (click Series Descriptions to see what all else is there).
The index and digital images will be free on both Lowcountry Africana and the South Carolina archives site. You can volunteer to index the records at AfriQuest, another Lowcountry Africana site.