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11567Re: [Genealogy Research Club] linking slaves to there owners

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  • mg
    Jul 7, 2008
      Good luck.  It is one of the great tragedies of the world how this all happened.  I can't help as I am such an amateur...that is great that you have gotten that far.  I would certainly go sideways looking for second cousins etc.  I presume you have seen the PBS shows on searching for African American ancestors..and there is a great book about Oprah and her search.  And there are now the DNA studies that can be very helpful.  I think more records wil emerge in old courthouses or wherever over he years.
      Do you know the general area?  The state?  County? 
      I am ashamed to say that I have found out my mother's ancestors were slave owners.  I would not have thougt this possible since they were so poor, and religious...but that might have been her branch.  I was looking up Obediah Cornwall (Cornwell?), her great grandfather I think..or grandfather even..and there it was on Ancestry.com.
      I do apologize retroactively for my family's involvement in this shameful past.  mg

      --- On Sun, 7/6/08, MICHEAL <poboy_63@...> wrote:

      From: MICHEAL <poboy_63@...>
      Subject: [Genealogy Research Club] linking slaves to there owners
      To: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, July 6, 2008, 9:43 AM

      I have traced my family back to my great-great- great grandmother but
      can't find any records of how her and her parents came from Africa
      Help please.

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