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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
mother, grandmother, aunt and uncle Jamaica and USA oral history 1794 Port Antonio, Jamaica Immigration
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my grandmother Alabama oral family history 1800s Rowan County, N.C. An Escape Slave
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My dad Roland Palmore Texas & Ohio Oral tradition & research 1900s Columbus, Ohio Perserverance
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My father charles city county va, cedar forest plantation oral history and census records His mother, charles city co. va traced my roots back to a great land owner
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My father Laurens County, South Carolina and Little River County, Arkanass Oral History 1880s Grandparents who were slaves Migration of family; name change
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My father New York City Oral history 1819 Long Island, NY Black Indians
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My father's cousin Saint James Parish, Louisiana oral history 1861 Southern Louisiana untold stories
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My Father, my cousin Stafford Plantation, Cumberland Island, Camden County, Georgia Oral History, 1860 Slave Census Valdosta, Georgia, Cumberland Island, Camden County, Georgia. Native American / African Americans Pilgrimage / Reunion to Cumberland Isla
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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 grandma oral conversation 1954 Scotchplans
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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 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,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 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 Winston-Salem, North Carolina oral history 1930s Winston-Salem, North Carolina overcoming adversity
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My mother and aunts Anson county, Morven, North Carolina Oral history 1856 North Carolina Oral family history confirmed
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my mother's father Ridgley, Maryland oral tradition 1850s Caroline County of the Eastern Shore of Maryland great-great grandfather linked to a white family
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