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Genealogy / Roots #250394

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 13, 1977
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(Studio) Genealogical research on rise.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Alexandria, Virginia) Genealogists seek roots in National Archives and Record Service after television serial "Roots." [Leesburg, Virginia, Patty PAGE - speaks of research. ] [Glen Burnie, Morton Dean, Samuel McCORMICK - tells of discoveries.] [DC, Edward HARRIS - maintains he will keep at it.] Road blocks, especially for blacks, in such research noted. Slaves often listed only as numbers [National Archives John WALKER - discusses naming of slaves; and rewards of research. ] Library of Congress collection noted. Mormon Church center in Salt Lake City, UT, cited as largest collection for genealogy research. Some records stored in mts.; others in local cthses. Research must begin at home.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Dean, Morton;
Serafin, Barry

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