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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
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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My grandmother and documentation New York, New York and Brooklyn Oral history 1921 Barbados, Bristish West Indies overcomes adversity
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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 Mrs. Carrie Bass (Deceased/1995) Simpson County Mississippi (1880 Census Report) Found in 1880 Census Records for Simpson County Mississippi 1860s Crystal Springs Mississippi White GG Grandfather was married to my Black GG Grandmother in 1880 in MS
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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 grandmother, grandfather and sister. The Congos in West Africa, Ireland, and America (Native American) passed down 1840s The Congos in West Africa, Ireland and America (Native American) Genealogy
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My grandmother,my mother, my aunts, & also published in a newspaper. In Augustus, Georgia and later retold in The LaFayette Sun Times 1951 oral history and documented material 1859 Augustus Georgia, Appling County and LaFayette, Alabama, Chambers County Its a story about honoring who you are, and whose you are.
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My Great-Grandmother Hancock County, Georgia Oral history 1854 Hancock County, Georgia Family Members
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My great-great grandmother Tyler, Texas I was 18 when she died so I heard her story firsthand 1972 It is her life. She lived to be 115
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My mother Anson, North Carolina or Durham, North Caloina I heard the story from my mother who would talked about her mother 1930s North Carolina My story is about my Mothers grand mother Missie Cash owner of Hawk cab Co.
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My Mother Arkansas Just a regular conversation. 1920s Macnab, Arkansas overcoming extreme poverty.
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My mother Centralia, Illinois losing history
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