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"Benjamin Spaulding Ancestors" book by Bowen nc oral, written 1770s eastern NC Research in eastern NC
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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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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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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 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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My father New Orleans through genealogical research 1794 Missiddippi My ancestors
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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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