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George Mason University student Georgia Brown organizes the Fairfax Court Slavery Index by searching more than 10,000 references to slaves in the Fairfax Circuit Court Historic Records Center will and deed books that date from 1742 to 1870.

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Uncovering the Roots of Slavery

Local student creates slave index to help descendants trace family history.

A local college student is spending much of her senior year scouring the last wills and testaments of residents of Northern Virginia.


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