South Carolina African American Historical Records to be Published Online

Lowcountry Africana, and The South Carolina Department of Archives and History today announced plans to digitize and publish freely online more than 25,000 historic documents of interest to researchers of African American genealogy and history. Under the new agreement, Colonial and Charleston, South Carolina estate inventories dated 1732-1867 will be digitized and indexed in detail, including the names of more than 30,000 slaves. Inventories of estates in early South Carolina probate records often listed slaves in family groupings. They also detail the material possessions so important for … [Read more...] Reports Addition of 170 Historical Newspapers

Naples, FL (PRWEB) January 15, 2009 --, the leading provider of digitized historical and recent newspapers for family history research, announced today the addition of 170 fully searchable historical newspaper articles. This record breaking addition includes over 7 million articles, modern obituaries and other helpful family history information. continues to report explosive growth, increasing its digital archive with over 93 million records--a 58% increase since its launch in 2006. To help researchers discover new information on millions of American … [Read more...]