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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 multi-faceted....it 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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