Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

16/11/2004

Helping African-Americans trace roots of family trees

When the members of Roland Barksdale-Hall’s family get together in Detroit during the July 4 weekend, it will be the largest gathering of their kindred since World War II, when they came together to celebrate the 102nd birthday of the last living member to have been a slave.

As the official family historian, Barksdale-Hall, a descendant of one of 14 brothers and sisters who’d been slaves in Georgia, Texas and Alabama in the 1800s, knows the importance of family and community history.
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