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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Many aunts and uncles and parents Texas Polk County Parents Aunts and Uncles have shared stories over the years 1866 My parents were born in Kansas My name Boganey is extremely unique and virtually all are related
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Mother told history Madison County, Tennessee Oral history and watching PBS special 1800s Jackson, Tennessee (originally Medon, TN) Relationship to Tina Turner through Logan Currie
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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, 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-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 aunts Research A black slave who became a surrogate mother
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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, uncles, aunts, and grandmother Birmingham, Alabama area My father, uncles, aunt, and grandmother and see something on the internet. 1900s Las Vegas and Ohio My father's Alabama roots?
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My grandmother West Indies, Central Alabama Oral History 1800s Dallas County and Autauga County, Alabama Migration
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My great great grand father James G. Horton Chatatanooga, TN; Huntsville, Alabama, South St. Louis MO The story was documented in a letter to President William H. Taft 1863 Franklin County near Salem Tennessee A soldiers story and a case unpaid repairations and compensation
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My great uncle Leo Bobo Waukegan, Illinois Oral history from my older relatives 1992 Tollette, Arkansas It's a story of overcoming obstacles.
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my mother Talladega Alabama from my mother 1924 Alabama My maternal gramdparents and their servival late one night
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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 who is 86yrs old Africa & Savannah Ga told to me by my Mother 1900s Savannah Georgia It Is about My Grandfather who told my Mother (Never forget you are African
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