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Halifx county, North Carolina slave records family records, photographs Family tree
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Texas (Cherokee county), North Carolina, Virginia,Tennessee county tax records, cemetary headstones, cousin's geneology records 1800s Texas Family Geneology
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Yazoo County Mississippi census records 1880s genealogy research
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1.Older Cousin obtained records from Natl Archive 2.oral tradition from Mom 1.Savannah Ga family migrated from Beaufort SC 2. Windsor N.C. PBS 1.Savannah Ga family migrated from Beaufort SC 2. Windsor N.C. 1.G.G.Gfather Jake Vandross-Civil War Soldier 2.Tuscarora Indians decendent
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Distant relations doing research East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia Oral tradition from fellow researchers and records 1845 East Tennessee Interracial contact
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father Whitehaven, MD oral and public records 1850s Whitehaven, MD My great-father got his 40 acres and a mule
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Freedman Bank Records Georgia Genealogy research 1871 Milledgeville Georgia Discovery of family history
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historical records Norwich, Ct Norwich, Ct web site 1635 Norwich, Ct Capt Yeomans one of the first Captains to bring slave ships to Connecticut
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I learned it from an old cousinand my grandmother's best friend. Red Hill Community, Robertson County, Texas Through study, family, and county records. 1870s Robertson county,Red Hill Community, Calvert, Texas A city within a city
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Interviewed Aunts, Uncles, Grandfather Notoway County, Blackstone, Virginia Interviewed Aunts, Uncles, Grandfather, Census records, Wills, Birth& Death 1800s Nottoway County, Blackstone, Virginia Family tree - tracing roots
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Legal records & a cousin who was one of 1st black Texas legislators (1972) Tennessee, Texas (Cherokee County) 1776 Texas Documented Family History
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Many family members Norfolk / Portsmouth, Virginia Oral History, minute books, court records, deeds and wills 1800s Norfolk, Virginia Free People of Color, Overcoming Adversity
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Mother, Grandmother New York, Ontario Canada Oral and census records Six Nations Indian Reserve in Ontario, Canada African Canadian
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mother-in-law Boone's Station, KY From my family's genealogy records 1789 Texas Abraham Van Meter of Kentucky, perhaps owner of Henry Louis Gates's ancesto
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My adoptive mother Chicago, Illinois Cook County Vital Records, Chicago 1929 Tennessee. Adoption
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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 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 Mother's first cousin, another family historian. New Orleans, Louisiana oral history, proven by archival records 1770s New Orleans, Louisiana, Marseille and Provence France; Mali, West Africa self-purchase, love and affection, overcoming the odds
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