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My interests:  Mexico and I am an active indexer for the Mexico National Census, 1930 - FamilySearch Historical Records project.

Interesting or Useful links:

  • Spanish Nouns on
  • Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves on Project Gutenberg are transcriptions of oral histories transcribed by the Work Projects Administration in the 1930s. They sometimes contain family information for the former slave being interviewed. Here is an excerpt from Austin Pen Parnell:

"I was born April fifteenth, 1865, the day Lincoln was assassinated, in Carroll County, Mississippi, about ten miles from Grenada. It's about half the distance between Grenada and Carrollton. Carrollton is our county seat but we went to Grenada more than we went to Carrollton.

"My father was named Henry Parnell. He died in the year 1917 in the time of the great war. He was ninety-five years old when he died. His master had the same name. My mother's name was Priscilla Parnell. She belonged to the same family as he did. They married before freedom. My father was a farmer and my mother was a housewife and she'd work in the field too. "My grandmother on my mother's side was named Hester Parnell. I don't know what her husband's name was. My mother, father, and grandmother were all from North Carolina. My grandmother did house and field work.