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"Benjamin Spaulding Ancestors" book by Bowen nc oral, written 1770s eastern NC Research in eastern NC
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a cousin in GA told me that she had always been told WE were FPOC email x-change no family members seemed to be the least bit interested in finding ancestor 2005 Hartford, CT and from grandfather who was born in NC the story goes in our family that we were free people of color
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As a child my mother and grandparents would tell us stories about slavery . Anson, Cumberland, Montogomery, Moore , and Davidaon Counties in NC Oral history that was pass down for one generation to the next. 1780s Anson County NC, Polkton and Wadesboro, NC Ancestors: The Story of Rachel
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Brother Atlanta/Pembrook GA Oral interivew with a family member 1850s Pembrook, GA Family ancestory
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Cousin docummented story in a letter to my grandmother. Natchez, Adams County, Kingston Precinct, Mississippi I heard the story growing up and it was documented in a letter. 1880s These ancestors, are from Kingston, Mississippi, via "Malagasy" Stories of adversity and challenge
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Father and cousin Red Bud, Illinois 1850s Red Bud, Illinois Orphan ancestor
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from an aunt, then my own research, and elder cousins virginia, ohio doing research 1805 ohio my family, it was a secret that our ancestors were black
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Grandfather Georgia Family 1839 Georgia Ancestors
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Grandfather's ancestors Navarro County, Tyler, Texas oil, gas and mineral lease 1881 Texas A story of fact.
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Great-Grandfather, mother, cousin Madagascar Oral history 1800s Dauphin County, PA Ancestors
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Mother Detroit MI Oral and written history 1838 Org from Trenton NJ settled in Detroit MI in 1838 my ancestor William Lambert was a conductor on the underground railroad In
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mother San Salvador, Bahamas formerly Watlings Island and Guanahani island As told by my mother who is trying to trace her ancestors 1700s from her grandmother who lived over 100 years. I am descendants of Caribbean Indians, Slaves and Brits.
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mother's father South Carolina My mother 1895 Florida Ancestors
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Mother, Estelle Alma Singleton Taylor/ Aunt Ruby Ursula Singleton Thompson Sumter, So Carolina Handed down through the years on maternal "Singleton" Family 1850s Sumter, So Carolina -- came North in 1923 settling in NY then CT Ancestor "Singleton" found gold in Sumter, So. Carolina and bought freedom
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My father New Orleans through genealogical research 1794 Missiddippi My ancestors
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My grandmother Navasota, Texas Family story 1874 California and Louisiana My Ancestor
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My Grandmother to begin with and her grandfather Stonewall, Indian Territory Oral history from my Grandmother. This is my family history 1898 Indian Territory/Oklahoma This is a story about a "True American". This is about my ancestory.
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My mother suburb of Buffalo, NY It is the story of my own father's background 1960s From upstate New York (ancestors from Wales) Discovered I am part African American
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