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Re: Grandma's obit just came
In Response To: Re: Grandma's obit just came ()

Virginia:

Regarding the Race on Federal census in Southwest PA: One of the first rules I learned was to overlook what race the person was listed as especially in Greene; Westmoreland; Fayette; and Washington Counties. There's documentation as to the errors made in this regard, but please take my word, look at all census records in those counties and West Virginia (northern). Intermarriages and just plain "don't ask, don't tell" stories are plentiful as to the reasons. For beginners in genealogy research for these areas, this rule is #1!

By the way, for folks intested in African-American Culter, I would suggest a visit to the newly opened Austin Wilson African-Americal Culture Center in downtown Pittsburgh. No, I haven't been there, it's on my next visit home. There's information on the Internet.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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