I am fortunate that my family has been good about keeping track of old family records. I don't think I agree with reparations though. I'm not sure how the gov. would go about doing this. Especially with all the immigrants the US has gotten in the last 150 years who were never slaves or whites who's ancestors were from the North and never owned slaves. Also, I want everyones oppinion on something else. I was checking out a web sight africancrisis.org and commonsenseclub.com they both talk about slaves who were owned by other blacks. How many people out there are decendents of black slave owners? These people definitally shouldn't be able to apply for reparations since there ancestors were part of the problem.