Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

20/12/2006

Tracing Ancestry Can Be Rewarding, Bittersweet

St. Croix resident Veronica Phillips experienced a bittersweet moment when, after years of tracing her family’s genealogy, she began finding family members in slave rosters.

“I traced my family back to the year 1846, and that was the day it hit me — my family members were slaves,” Phillips told St. John Historical Society members at the group’s Tuesday evening, December 12, meeting.

“That was the day slavery became a reality to me. My family was listed as property, along with their behavior — whether they were good, moral, capable of good work and their price.” for more click here

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