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Interest in piecing together family trees grows among African-Americans

By Irene Sege
Globe Staff / February 21, 2007

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In 1783, after the rebellious colonists won the Revolutionary War, 3,000 African-Americans who had fled slavery to aid the British in exchange for freedom gathered at the docks of New York and boarded ships for Nova Scotia. Among them was James Langford, age 40, a "stout fellow" from "Brooklin, New York." (Full article: 1362 words)

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