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Re: What is your most interesting discovery?
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1.finding out I had free ancestors before the Civil War dating well into the 18th century in Louisiana on my paternal grandmother AND grandfathers side!
2. Finding out that I am descended from Black slaveowners
3. Learning about the interesting history of free blacks that go all the way back to the 17th century in the Eastern colonies.
4. a 1783 court case that freed my african 6greatgrandmother and her mulatto children in New Orleans. "The Guillory Case"
5. Learning history in a new way through seeing the original records and finding things they never mentioned in school
6. Finding out some of my ancestors were owned by black slaveowners!
7. one of my white ancestors came from an Italian noble family that can be traced all the way to the 12 century in Venice
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