Adopt-A-County is a program for sustained research and a community of practice dedicated to locating freedom colonies and information about the freedom colonies (i.e. plat maps, obituaries, photos, documents, homecoming programs, etc.) The goal of the program is to add all missing freedom colony stories and locations to the Atlas by asking descendants and the public to help us find data.
There are many freedom colonies that have not yet been located, or that need more research. To find more information about these communities and to deepen our knowledge of all freedom colonies, The Texas Freedom Colonies Project established Adopt-A-County. Volunteers “adopt” a county to research and are grouped into regions for support and community. A new intranet has been set up for volunteers to store, organize, and share research materials. We hold regular events that are open to everyone but geared towards volunteers to broaden their research skills.
We have over 50 talented volunteers, and the program is growing!
Interested in volunteering?
Want to learn more about the program or ask questions about your county? Email email@example.com