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Zacatecas, Jalisco and Michoacan Mexico genealogy 1650s California Blacks in Mexico
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Eddye Taylor Fennell and Johnnye Taylor Thompson,Henry Taylor's daughters Abbeville, South Carolina This is documented in the archives of Abbeville, SC 1870s Abbeville County, South Carolina The Founding of Taylortown , South Carolina, a freed Black Community
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My father, uncle and aunt Accomac County, Virginia family story 1880s Doughtery, Virginia Black Irish
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Father and cousin Breaks, Virginia Family Members 1800s Kentucky Black flight
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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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grandmother i was told in northern virginia From my granmother 1880s northern virginia my great great grandmother savvanah cross was cherokee and black
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grandmother Kansas City, Kansas family story 1951 Macon, Georgia we had Cherokee and Blackfoot, also Scotch-Irish
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Interviewed Aunts, Uncles, Grandfather Notoway County, Blackstone, Virginia Interviewed Aunts, Uncles, Grandfather, Census records, Wills, Birth& Death 1800s Nottoway County, Blackstone, Virginia Family tree - tracing roots
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Legal records & a cousin who was one of 1st black Texas legislators (1972) Tennessee, Texas (Cherokee County) 1776 Texas Documented Family History
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My aunts Research A black slave who became a surrogate mother
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My father New York City Oral history 1819 Long Island, NY Black Indians
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My grandmother and her siblings often talk about this Hallsville, Harrison County , TX I was the child who was interested in the family history from my grandma 1850s Alabama Uncle Mack Nolan - black city councilman
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My Grandmother Mrs. Carrie Bass (Deceased/1995) Simpson County Mississippi (1880 Census Report) Found in 1880 Census Records for Simpson County Mississippi 1860s Crystal Springs Mississippi White GG Grandfather was married to my Black GG Grandmother in 1880 in MS
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My mother wrote the letter to a cousin. A great-uncle had the bible. The family were freed blacks in Baltimore and slaves in QueenAnne's County. My maternal family history was written in a letter and in a family bible. 1813 These relatives lived in Baltimore Maryland. It is a story about understanding my identity, my character and behaviors.
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