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USF Africana Heritage Project
My name is Toni Carrier. I am the founding director of the University of
South Florida Africana Heritage Project. Our mission is to rediscover
precious records documenting former slaves and making those records available on a
free, public access internet site. Our researchers travel far and wide to
transcribe records from archives, libraries and county records, before these are
lost to history.
Our largest focus, however, is within the genealogical community. We
recognize that the majority of the records that mention slaves have actually been
discovered by folks researching their own ancestry. So many folks have these
records, and wish to share them, and that is where our Africana Heritage
Project comes in. Our goal is to be a central home on the internet for any and all
records that document slaves.
Our website, which will be posted by Rootsweb (God Love 'Em), is now
under construction, and we are accepting submissions from the genealogical
community. We cherish our contributors. Please let us hear from you at
toniheadr(a)aol.com. God Bless!