I happened upon one of the most fascinating short stories that I have ever read while preparing for a presentation on African American genealogy. While searching for slave records in the Ancestry.com card catalog, I noticed that there was a database entitled U.S., Interviews with Former Slaves, 1936-1938. I was looking for Texas examples to cite in my lecture so I began to browse the names of those interviewed in the Lone Star State.
|Ancestry.com user "bobknow" originally shared this to her Babineaux Family Tree, 26 Mar 2011|
|Source Information:Ancestry.com. U.S., Interviews with Former Slaves, 1936-1938 [database on-line].|
|Census Year: 1870; Census Place: , Lafayette, Louisiana; Roll: M593_516; Page: 316B; Image: 126; Family History Library Film: 552015.|
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