finding your roots

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eileen james May 23, 2012

As a 7th generation African Canadian I have searched to discover the story of my great, great grandfather who joined the British to fight against the Americans in the War of 1812 and ended up in Nova Scotia Canada. His name was Samuel Evens (Evans) and the first record of him was l816 requesting land from the govenrment of Nova Scotai. I want to know more about him and his life in the United States as a slave and if he came to Canada with a wife and children and if so whom. Who was Samuel Evens? Where did he come from?

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The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

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