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Re: Allen ...Manumission/Freedom Papers, in VA ???

Hi James,

Good hearing from you AND congratulations for your research efforts.

As I remember you are in Toledo, Ohio. Are you a member of any local or statewide genealogical societies in Ohio? With your documentation you certainly can qualify for several Ohio genealogical lineage societies. (county & state).

I point this out because one of the groups to which I belong, African-American Genealogy Group of the Miami Valley... AAGGMV, is encouraging our members to submit their documentation for inclusion into these lineage societies. The purpose is verifies our (AA) presence during specific time periods, perserves our documentation and exposes the larger community to "true, documented African-American History & Genealogy".

From the dates you given of your ancestors being in Ohio you qualify for, at least, First Family or Pioneer Families for State and County Societies. And as I remember you have ancestors who fought in the Civil War, which also qualifies you for the Society of Civil War Families of Ohio.

If you need/want more information please feel free to contact me, here or off-line.

Art Thomas

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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