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Re: a young sinclair is amazed
An excellent source which is Sinclair specificTitle: The Negro and New
Jersey; a checklist of books, pamphlets, official publications, broadsides,
and dissertations, 1754-1964, in the Rutgers University Library. Comp. by
Donald A. Sinclair.
Author: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N J, Library
Imprint: New Brunswick, 1965.
Subjects: The Americas
Black and Other Ethnic Groups
LC Class Code: Z 1361
LC Card Number: 64-66441
BOD Order Number: WB1-OP50256-33
BOD Catalog Number: OP50256
----- Original Message -----
From: Penelope Blair Hillyer Law <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2000 1:03 AM
Subject: Re: a young sinclair is amazed
> Welcome, P. Sinclair. Knowledge, like charity, begins
> at home. Question your parents, your grandparents.
> Try to find out from which area they came. How long
> has the family been in New Jersey? Where did they
> live before that? If you can, collect the names and
> any known birth and death dates of forbears. You are
> not by any means alone in being an African-American
> Sinclair. In most cases, but not all, American
> slavery was the origin for these. After the War
> Between the States, many slaves took the names of
> their former owners or of men they admired, hence so
> many Washingtons, Jeffersons, Lincolns and the like.
> Others were rightfully, though illegally, entitled to
> their names, by virtue of a white owner/father and
> slave mother. Still others spring from racially mixed
> marriages. Niven reminds us that Bob Marley's mother
> was a Sinclair.
> I'm sure others on the List can better advise you as
> to record searches, etc. I'm still a beginner. I've
> found Ancestry.com and MyFamily.com to be very helpful
> in my efforts.
> Sorry for the length of this. Good luck in your
> pursuit. Keep us posted.
> --- email@example.com wrote:
> > hello all,
> > and i hope there aren't too many people reading
> > this or else i'll feel mighty shy. i'm a young
> > sinclair out of new jersey who has been feeling the
> > pull to learn about my family history for sometime
> > now. i'm african-american and feel a little daunted
> > by the extravagance of this database and forum. my
> > question then is - where is does the link between
> > 'white' sinclairs and 'black' sinclairs start
> > (somewhere in american slavery?) and where do i
> > begin to look!
> > awed,
> > p. sinclair
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