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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Juanita Spencer - Shepherd, by her Grandmother Emma Kendricks - Brooks Hainesville, Alabama (Lownes county) It was told to me by my Mother 1799 Birmingham, Alabama How my 3 generation Grandmother was born
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Maternal Grandmother Missouri and Kentucky Oral history 1860s Lawrence, Kansas and Ripley, Ohio confirming history
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Maternal Grandmother Virginia and Pennsylvania family recorded history 1910s Adoptee finds birth mother
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MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER & HER YOUNGER BROTHER (FOUR GENERATIONS REMOVED) LAFAYETTE, ALABAMA CHAMBERS COUNTY STORY PASSED DOWN THROUGH THE GENERATIONS 1878 CHAMBERS COUNTY, ALABAMA CLAIMING WHO YOU ARE
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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, 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, Grandmother Macon, Georgia Mother's story, book 1848 Atlanta, Georgia Escape from slavery
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Mother, Grandmother New York, Ontario Canada Oral and census records Six Nations Indian Reserve in Ontario, Canada African Canadian
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mother, grandmother, aunt and uncle Jamaica and USA oral history 1794 Port Antonio, Jamaica Immigration
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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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my grandmother Alabama oral family history 1800s Rowan County, N.C. An Escape Slave
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My father, grandmother Eastern Kentucky My father 1857 Los Angeles My great great grandmother was raped by a slavemaster's son
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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 grandfather was raised by his grandmother who told him originaly Mexico and Texas The story was told oral by my grandfather who is now 91 1846 Brownsvile, Texas Estranged Love for the sake of War, seperated for a cause
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My grandmother Burke County, Louisville, Georgia grandmother 1825 Burke and Jefferson County, Louisville, Georgia
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My grandmother Little Rock, AR (Pulaski County) Through my grandmother, great aunt and mother's brother. 1910s My grandmother is from Little Rock, AR Surname history
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My grandmother Navasota, Texas Family story 1874 California and Louisiana My Ancestor
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My grandmother Savannah, Georgia My grandmother 1850s Savannah, Georgia Spanish American War Veteran
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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 West Indies, Central Alabama Oral History 1800s Dallas County and Autauga County, Alabama Migration
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