I can trace my ancestors all the way back to 1811 in South Carolina mostly through death records up to 1860. I have a photo of a great-grandmother, who was mulatto and she undoubtedly worked in the master’s home for this is how the photo was kept in tact. Slaves never had photos unless the masters took them. I created a photo book just recently with copies of death records and census reports up to 1890, then from there on I have actual photos as many as I was able to retrieve to carry on the tree. My mother who was born in 1897 was a historian in her own right..”Never forget who you are or where you came from”… Every generation is about 20 years!!! This is your family always remember their names and pass it on!!!