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From: Eliz Hanebury <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Long-lost identities of slaves uncovered in oldVirginia papers - CNN.com
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012 15:05:40 -0500
Thanks for this, what a wonderful project! I know I find lots of slave
names when I search for my families and it has always bothered me that
they weren't put in one db.
On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 7:51 AM, JLA <> wrote:
> Highlights of article:
> The Virginia Historical Society finds 3,200 slaves named in private documents
> The unpublished documents are from Virginians' attics, basements and
> desk drawers
> "We sold all the negros 43 in number at astonishingly large prices,"
> an 1858 letter says
> One user of the society's free database of slaves finds the owner of
> his great-great-great-grandfather
> See complete article:
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