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African American Lives 2 -- Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Grandmother Georgia Grandmother 1870 Georgia uncovering my maternal grandmother's past
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grandmother Maple Hts, Ohio--then known as Bedford, Ohio maternal family legend 1915 Maple Hts, Ohio work
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Great Grand Mother Louisa County, Virginia and the James river Richmond Virginia Orally from my maternal Great Grand mother. It was true as far as we know 1868 Bumpass, Virginia. Louisa County The story how grandpa Martin made family money and aquired land
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I heard the strory from my mother and her siblings. He delivered goods baked by his mother-in-law to the White House. Oral family history. 1890s Caroline County, VA. Grandfather DOB 5/4/1881. Maternal grandfather said he was Irish/Indian/African. (Irish Overseer).
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Maternal Aunt Boston, Massachussetts 1940s Boston, Massachusetts Biracial lineage
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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, 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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my mother Talladega Alabama from my mother 1924 Alabama My maternal gramdparents and their servival late one night
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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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