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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
grandfather New Bedford, Massachusetts, New York, Red Bank, New Jersey Passed down 1880s Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde Islands work ethic
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I heard this from my Daddy-Boy. Lamont, MS This is a story that was passed down to me. 1944 My father comes from Lamont, MS. My father has a last name with no history...BOSON.
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L.Ogans, Cousin. F.Garner, Cousin. I.Van, Aunt. Morristown,Tn.Bentonville,Ark.Ft.Gibson,Muskogee,Bartlesville,Dewey,Okla. interview of L. Ogans, story passed down through generations. 1830s Hancock Co.TN./ Ft.Gibson, Ok./3 Mile Branch, Ok./Allensworth & Tulare,Ca Melungeon's from the east hills of Tn. via Va. son bartered 4 laundry det.
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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 stationed Germany, Russia passed down from generation 1890s Silas City North Caroline Father was born 1890. He was in World 1 War.
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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, cousins and at family reunion Rockfarm Estate, Dinwiddie County, Virginia documented story passed down over generations with gaps 1840s Family's origin is Dinwiddie County, Virginia unsanctioned interracial love
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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 father John Matsudaira Near Lake Biwa, Japan Passed down from my father 1864 My father was born in Seattle 1922. Daini Matsudaira takes the blame and commits seppuku
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My father told bits of the story after he inherited family land Yazoo County, Mississippi It is a story passed down through my fraternal relatives 1900s Yazoo City, Mississippi White immigrant great, great, great grand father in rural Holy Bluff, MS
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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 Tarrytown, New York History passed down from family members 1863 New York Civil War Veteran from New York
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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 Mother Shellmound, Schlater, Greenwood, Mississippi Passed down 1850s Shellmound, Mississippi Remembering My Mother
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my mother Washington, D.C. a traditional story that has been passed down over generations 1873 Washington County, an area in Washington, D.C. An African-American slave who escaped slavery and became very successful
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my mother and her siblings Cape Verde and New York, New York Passed down 1966 Cape Verde Islands Immigration
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My mother and my cousin Bernice Tuskegee Alabama A traditional story passed down through the family 1830s Tuskegee Alabama The story is of the beginning of a long lasting family tradition
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My mother, aunts, uncles, and grandmother Mississippi passed down 1890s Greenville and Greenwood Mississippi mothers fathers family
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My mother, Marie Moss Smith Washington, D.C. A traditional story that has been passed down for years 1873 Washington, D.C. My great grandfather was a co-founder of the American Colored Opera
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