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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
My aunt Lily Geneva Whitely and then the true story from Toronto newspaper Battle of Vimy Ridge in France Relative narrations then research 1917 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania African Americans that left America for Canada
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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 dad Roland Palmore Texas & Ohio Oral tradition & research 1900s Columbus, Ohio Perserverance
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my dad,uncle auntes. Barbados yes.Iwas told that my grandfather was from barbados 1901 Iwas told france and maybe germany I feel like a tree without any root.Ihave been trying to find my history
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My father New Orleans through genealogical research 1794 Missiddippi My ancestors
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My father Woodstock, Virginia A casual conversation with my father 1980s Woodstock, Virginia Learning about my ancestry
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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 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 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 grandmother Navasota, Texas Family story 1874 California and Louisiana My Ancestor
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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 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 Great-Grandmother Hancock County, Georgia Oral history 1854 Hancock County, Georgia Family Members
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My mother Originated from North Carolina to Tennessee Oral history 1842 Medon, Tennessee Ancestry - linked to Tina Turner
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My mother suburb of Buffalo, NY It is the story of my own father's background 1960s From upstate New York (ancestors from Wales) Discovered I am part African American
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My mother West Virginia great aunts and uncles 1890s West Virginia Family History
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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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