We want to identify whether or not we have had enslaved ancestors. We start in the wrong places though. Because I began before being a genealogist, I started talking and interviewing my own oldest family members. I interview uncles and cousins on my dad's side. On my mom's side I interviewedmy grandmother. When she was no longer able to communicatewith me due to sickness I turned to her sisters. I then got to know her first cousins. I had many accounts of the enslaved people.