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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
mother St. Louis, Missouri family stories 1800s St. Louis, Missouri
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Mother and Aunt Capon District, Hardy County West Virginia traditional story Hardy County, West Virginia Family tree
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mother and father Georgia many family members 1890s Arkansas family unity
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Mother's cousin New Orleans, Louisiana oral history 1770s New Orleans, Africa, France, Germany Survival, overcoming adversity, Gaining freedom, Love for family
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Mother, aunts and uncles. Bostwick, Georgia Researcher and family members 1800s New Jersey and Pennsylvania Slavery to Freedom
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Mother, aunts, grandmother & great-grandfather Navasota, TX & Grimes, TX Traditional story passed down over generations 1870s Great-grandfather from Beaumont, TX; rest of family born in CA Texas Legislator during Reconstruction
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mother, cousins and at family reunion Rockfarm Estate, Dinwiddie County, Virginia documented story passed down over generations with gaps 1840s Family's origin is Dinwiddie County, Virginia unsanctioned interracial love
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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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Mother, Uncles, Grandmother, Great-Aunt Athens and Columbus, Ohio Traditional family story told over generations 1903 Athens, Ohio Mail-Order Bride
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mother-in-law Boone's Station, KY From my family's genealogy records 1789 Texas Abraham Van Meter of Kentucky, perhaps owner of Henry Louis Gates's ancesto
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my grandmother Alabama oral family history 1800s Rowan County, N.C. An Escape Slave
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My 103 yr old great, great, great aunt, geneology library, and elders of my Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma KMJQ Magic 102 on the Tom Joiner Show 1996 Born in Longview, Texas Finding More Family
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my aunt Baxley, Georgia my aunt 1923 Georgia. family secret
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My aunt sent me a handwritten info. Person County, North Carolina I heard the story from my cousin who research our family history Durham, North Carolina My great great great grandfather and mother
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My aunt told me. In Calloway or Carroll County, Missouri. It's a family story. 1850s Texas (her father was born in Missouri). A slave-holder's daughter.
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My cousin, Robert Holden, told the story at family gatherings. As the family settled in Raleigh, NC Family story passed down - substantiated by the Family Bible 1865 He is originally from Raleigh, NC Migrating North and Selecting the family name
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My Father LaGrange, Texas - Fayette County My father has great pride in his family and told us many stories. 1900s LaGrange, Texas This story is about my father, is family and overcoming advrsity.
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My father Laurens County, South Carolina and Little River County, Arkanass Oral History 1880s Grandparents who were slaves Migration of family; name change
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My father related the bare bones to me when I was a young adult. VA, TN, IN, IA, CA, NV and all the other states of the Union. My Father, relatives, research, scholarship of Arthur Leslie Keith, Ph.D. 1717 My father is from Nevada; his grandfather:California; his: Kentucky My family's story is 1717-2007 Germany-USA ~ indentureship to prosperity.
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My father Rodger Wilson and serveral cousins Southhill Virginia, & Philadelphia Family conversation 1918 My father was born in Philadelphia Our unknown family history
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