Get Involved

The Last Seen Project is committed to supporting the genealogical work of descendants of enslaved people. Transcribing the ads helps people today find their ancestors. You may also wish to Share Your Story, by telling us about your ancestors. Please let us know when you find an ancestor in the ads.  You may chose to Contribute an ad that you have found.

Help Families Now

The work of finding family members is crucially supported through the data collected by the U.S. census and is made possible by the support of publicly funded government agencies. By voting and completing the census, you can help families stay together today and to find their ancestors tomorrow.  You may also consider working at the polls to be sure that everyone has a chance to vote.

Here’s where to do that now:

Be Counted in the 2020 Census:
Register to Vote:
How to Vote:
Work at the Polls: