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I need help finding information on my great grand parents!. They moved from Dumbarton, South Carolina to Baltimore, Maryland around 1920!. They are black!. They came to Maryland with people with the last name of Moore!.My great grandmother Lula M Blake's I'm not sure what her maiden name is (Moore, Hallinquist maybe ) some of her birth information is 30 Nov 1901 from SC!. She had a daughter Grace I think her maiden name was Blake, born (22 Jan 1917) she married a Charles Gross!.I'm sure they lived in Baltimore, City!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

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This is what I found:

Social Security Death Index

Lula M!. Blake
born: 30 Nov 1901
died: March 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland
ss# 215-10-0908

Grace Gross
born: 22 Jan 1917
died: 22 Jan 2003 in Baltimore, Maryland
ss# 220-07-1472

If I were you I'd order a copy of their death certificates from Vital Statistics in Baltimore, MD!. I think the charge is about $12!.00 for each!. Their death certificates should list their father's name and their mother's maiden name if known and of course the cause of death!.

also, you can order a copy of their original application for a social security card which also gives you additional information!.

Go to the following website: http://mdvitalrec!.net/cfm/index!.cfmWww@QuestionHome@Com

This is the only Grace Blake in Baltimore in 1930 who was born within 5 years of 1917!.

1930; Census Place: Baltimore, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland; Roll: 854; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 144; Image: 970!.0!.

Alexander Blake 38
Gracie Blake 34
Marwood Blake 12
Alexander Blake 14
Herman Blake 5
Lawrence Blake 8
Hilda Blake 15
Grace Blake 11
Lois Blake 7

Everyone's race is "Neg" (N e g r o, a word Y!A deems offensive enough to asterisk out), but they are all born in Maryland or Virginia, not SC!.

There are 400 people named "Lula" born within 5 years of 1901, but no Lula Blakes, even with soundex!.

This is the only Lula Blake who was b!. SC in all of the USA in 1920

Pee Dee and Choppee, Georgetown, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1696; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 74; Image: 855!.

Mingo Blake 43
Pauline Blake 40
Lula Blake 16
Jeff Blake 14

The family is black, but they haven't moved and Grace isn't there!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Could this be Lula in 1910!?
Name: Leela Blake
Age in 1910: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1902
Birthplace: South Carolina
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Benjamin
Father's Birth Place: South Carolina
Mother's Name: Lucy
Mother's Birth Place: South Carolina
Home in 1910: Catawba, York, South Carolina
Marital Status: Single
Race: Black
Gender: Female

Household Members: Name Age
Benjamin Blake 55
Lucy Blake 39
Alice Blake 17
Lee K Blake 17
Wade Blake 15
Thomas J Blake 13
Lessie Blake 9
Leela Blake 8Www@QuestionHome@Com

Try this web site


it's free to use other than that I would use


but this is a subscription site which may be viewable from your local library

Good luck and good huntingWww@QuestionHome@Com

my suggestion would be to try the census!. Locate the family they were with and you will probably find your great grand parents!.Www@QuestionHome@Com