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Re: Nelson County VA plantations
In Response To: Re: Nelson County VA plantations ()
I think our biggest problem as African American slave descendants, attempting to trace our history through the normal genealogical process is faughty.
We'll never be able to acomplish what we think is possible, tracing our ancestors that is... through standard genealogy. This process does not apply to African Americans. We think it does, but I'm sorry t tell you, that it does not.
Simply because our oldest tracable ancestors ends at each of our relative's owners. Their siblings, parents, and relatives were sold off, exchanged, or inherited by other owners. We will always hit what we call "brick-walls".
In order to get beyond this delima, we'll have to think way out of the box.
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