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From: marianne dillow <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] 60 Minutes Genetic Genealogy Segment
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 09:59:57 -0700 (PDT)
I am extremely interested in that website. I have family on both sides of
that data. I constantly find slave information in the research that I do,
and I always catalog those individuals by their owners name for lack of any
other way to do it. My data base is in excel and easily sortable by
"position" in each entry. Position in this case would be "slave". I'd love
to submit what I have. Amazingly enough, we've actually been able to track
slave families back a couple of generations through their owners' family
transactions. My problem is tracking them after they were freed before
emancipation. We suspect that the last names may have changed and we can't
find them on subsequent census (1830, 1840).
I found the email of the lady that helped me submit my family's slave owning data. In my case the will was in 1812 and a minor son died before the will was finalized. This caused many depositions, etc and the will was never finalized until 1840.
The will gave the names, value and location. As there were many years from 1812-1840 the names of the slaves changed so I contibuted all of that
The ladies name is Sonia and her email address is The website is entitled Afrigeneas.
Hope this helps,