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Wayward Relatives a Presidential Tradition; Obama’s Uncle May Be Latest Example

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Jean Powers

Jean Powers
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NEHGS’s Gary Boyd Roberts was quoted in a Washington Post article on presidential relatives who have received negative publicity.

Mystery Surrounds Loss of Records, Art on 9/11

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Jean Powers

Jean Powers
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“Besides ending nearly 3,000 lives, destroying planes and reducing buildings to tons of rubble and ash, the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks destroyed tens of thousands of records, irreplaceable historical documents and art.”

A Database of Names to Trace Slave Ancestry

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Jean Powers

Jean Powers
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The preliminary results of a Virginia Historical Society study, which will examine eight million documents dating back to the 17th century to extract the names of slaves, have been released as “Unknown No Longer: A Database of Virginia Slave Names.”

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