One of my favorite websites is Lowcountry Africana. The site, run by the amazing Toni Carrier, is dedicated to sharing resources for exploring the genealogy of people from the U.S. Lowcountry of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
Their resources include primary source plantation records from that area. In these records, people may find references to their enslaved ancestors’ names and occupations; they may find family listings; and they may find notes about where their ancestors came from or went to.
Lowcountry Africana also has a rich research library , where individuals can find guides on how to begin doing their family genealogy, tips on doing this research, and links to the Freedman’s Bureau records and other archival collections that can be particular useful for researching African American people.
Plus, the site runs its own blog, as well as blogs about research in SC, GA, and FL, all of which are worth looking to for up-to-date research information and stories.
The way I keep up with ALL of the great things that the folks at Lowcountry Africana are doing is to follow their Facebook page. It’s chock full of links to their own research, resources from other researchers, and fascinating and important stories that are not always shared elsewhere.
If you’re looking to do research in GA, FL, or SC, you won’t want to overlook the resources at Lowcountry Africana.