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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
My father told bits of the story after he inherited family land Yazoo County, Mississippi It is a story passed down through my fraternal relatives 1900s Yazoo City, Mississippi White immigrant great, great, great grand father in rural Holy Bluff, MS
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My Father Walter Alexander Frazier Charleston, South Carolina Conversations from my Father; Walter Alexander Frazier known as Shorty 1974 Bronx, New York Family
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My father was an archivist at Nat'l. Archives and did alot of research Prince William County, VA--cities of Manassas and Woodbridge Alot of research has already been done by family 1860s Thoroughfare, VA (Bullrun) near Manassas and Woodbridge, VA Intriguing family history
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my grand aunt sumter sc (1865) told by the granddaughter that he was the family first pastor 1865 sumter sc greatgrandfather usct and a free man
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My grandfather Lexington, KY Passed down 1880s Lancaster, KY Finding family and the native american blood in your family; what to do ...
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my grandma Warren Country, North Carolina newspaper, family story 1933 Warren Country, North Carolina great great grandfather
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My grandmother Navasota, Texas Family story 1874 California and Louisiana My Ancestor
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My Grandmother Tarrytown, New York History passed down from family members 1863 New York Civil War Veteran from New York
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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 and my great uncle Alfred Wilson Mississippi This story was often told at family events. 1920s Mississippi My great uncle Alfred Wilson's Escape to The North
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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 grandmother told me this story Alabama Family legend 1830s Native American Cherokee Native american story
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My Great-Grandmother Hancock County, Georgia Oral history 1854 Hancock County, Georgia Family Members
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My mother Florida, Mississippi, St. Louis, Illinois My mother, who talked with her grandmother before she died, was given bits Mississippi My story is in pieces, because my family history is in pieces.
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my mother Nigeria my family in Nigeria 1900s Nigeria Becoming an American African
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My mother West Virginia great aunts and uncles 1890s West Virginia Family History
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My mother and aunts Anson county, Morven, North Carolina Oral history 1856 North Carolina Oral family history confirmed
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My mother and my cousin Bernice Tuskegee Alabama A traditional story passed down through the family 1830s Tuskegee Alabama The story is of the beginning of a long lasting family tradition
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my mother aunts and uncles are the tellers of the story Leland and Greenville Mississippi I heard the story after viewing a photo of a woman in slave garments 1930s my family is originally from mississippi and louisisana and arkansas This story surrounds my great great grandmother born in 1855
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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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