Welcome!

Welcome to Our Folks Tales

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Thank you so much for stopping by the brand-spanking-new website, Our Folks Tales.  Here, I’ll be sharing stories about our ancestors, people who persevered through slavery, who triumphed during Jim Crow, and whose lives still inspired us today.

Here, I’ll be talking about genealogists and researchers who are doing great work to recover and tell these stories.  We’ll be reviewing books that focus on these subjects, and I’ll be sharing the findings of my own research about enslaved people and their descendants here in Central Virginia.

We’re just getting this site started, so stay tuned for more information.