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Re: Free Black VA Albermale Cnty
In Response To: Free Black VA Albermale Cnty ()

It would be helpful if you told us what information you have already found, so that we don't duplicate your efforts. Depending on where your research is at this point, you will have to determine whether they were "born free" (meaning born of a free mother after 1661) or emancipated by will or deed.

If you haven't already you might want to read the introduction written by Ira Berlin on the FPOC site, so that you have an overview of the history.


I am researching "free black" families of Douglass and Dodson from Albemarle County Virginia. This is a new type of research for me since all my other lines appear to be of German, Scots, English, etc. descent.

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Free Black VA Albermale Cnty
Re: Free Black VA Albermale Cnty

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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