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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Guyana 1900s Guyana Redman
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Washington, D.C. Internet 1990s Hinesville (Holmestown), Georgia United States Colored Troops
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A great cousin that is 96 years old Alexander City Alabama Heard it through relatives and research 1900s Her partents It is about my great great great great grandmother and events discovered.
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Cousin Fort Monroe, Virginia A Family History Book 1860s Chesapeake, Virginia Colored Civil War Veteran
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Family Historian - Lovick Lenoir County, NC Internet 1863 Kinston, NC Colored Troops
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Family Historian encouraged me to begin research 12 yrs ago Aliceville Alabama (Pickens County) I researched and helped prepared the reunion in Pickens County Alabama 2004 born in Hattiesburg Mississippi Research led to discovery of new relatives resulting in a Reunion 2004
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Father and cousin Red Bud, Illinois 1850s Red Bud, Illinois Orphan ancestor
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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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Great Grand Mother Louisa County, Virginia and the James river Richmond Virginia Orally from my maternal Great Grand mother. It was true as far as we know 1868 Bumpass, Virginia. Louisa County The story how grandpa Martin made family money and aquired land
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I heard the strory from my mother and her siblings. He delivered goods baked by his mother-in-law to the White House. Oral family history. 1890s Caroline County, VA. Grandfather DOB 5/4/1881. Maternal grandfather said he was Irish/Indian/African. (Irish Overseer).
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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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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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Many aunts and uncles and parents Texas Polk County Parents Aunts and Uncles have shared stories over the years 1866 My parents were born in Kansas My name Boganey is extremely unique and virtually all are related
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Mother Kentucky/Ohio I researched it 1864 Springfield, Ohio United States Colored Troops
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My 80-plus year old aunt and my cousin who is also 80-plus or nearing it 1995 This story was shared with me by older relatives 1995 Cleveland Ohio Passing Judgment
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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 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, 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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