African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927

African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927, by Margaret D. Pagan: Another Groundbreaking Resource for African American Genealogy

Genealogists and historians seeking a 19th– or early 20th-century Baltimore connection will appreciate Margaret D. Pagan’s new book, African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927. Presented as a chronology, the book contains more than 800 entries highlighting those who emerged as leaders in the fight for equal rights and opportunities as well as those[…]Read more

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Heinegg, Paul

Interview with Paul Heinegg, Author of the New 6th Edition of Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820 (Part Two)

Part One of this interview appeared in previous issue of Genealogy Pointers. It explores how the author first became interested in African American genealogy and his methodology. Part Two focuses on the major findings of Mr. Heinegg’s new 6th edition and the sources consulted, many of which are now available online. Genealogy Pointers: You have[…]Read more

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Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820

New, Expanded 6th Edition of Landmark Publication Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina, From the Colonial Period to About 1820

The Third Edition of Paul Heinegg’s Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia was awarded the American Society of Genealogists’ prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus Award for the best work of genealogical scholarship published between 1991 and 1994. The new Sixth Edition is Heinegg’s most ambitious effort yet to reconstruct the history of the free African-American communities of[…]Read more

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List of Free African Americans in the American Revolution

New Book Identifies African American Patriots of Revolutionary War

Genealogists and historians will be eager to examine Paul Heinegg’s third major contribution to the literature of African American history and genealogy of 2021: List of Free African Americans in the American Revolution: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware (Followed by French and Indian Wars and Colonial Militias) In this new book, Mr.[…]Read more

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Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware from the Colonial Period to 1810

BUTLER FAMILY Excerpt from Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware from the Colonial Period to 1810. 2nd Edition, by Paul Heinegg

The new 2nd Edition of Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware from the Colonial Period to 1810. 2nd Edition, by Paul contains genealogical evidence on more than 400 Maryland and Delaware black families (naming nearly 10,000 individuals), with copious documentation from the federal censuses of 1790-1810 and colonial sources consulted at the Maryland Hall[…]Read more

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Heinegg, Paul

Interview with Paul Heinegg, Author of the New 6th Edition of Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820 (Part One)

Genealogy Pointers: When did you first get interested in African American genealogy?  Why? Paul Heinegg: I was working in Saudi Arabia in 1985, living in a community in the middle of the desert (much like a military compound) with about 200 other U.S. families when a co-worker came back from vacation and told me how[…]Read more

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Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820

NEWTON FAMILY Excerpt from Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820. 6th Edition, by Paul Heinegg

The new 6th Edition of Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820, by Paul Heinegg, contains genealogies of 650 families, 38 more families than found in the 5th Edition. Moreover, Mr. Heinegg has traced most of the families as far as possible from what is[…]Read more

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African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927

Excerpts from Baltimore Sun Shed Light on African American Life in Baltimore and Around America Between 1870 and 1927

Margaret D. Pagan’s new book, African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927, rescues and makes available information about what was, as late as 1870, the largest urban black population in the U.S. Beginning with coverage at perhaps the high point of the Reconstruction era in the U.S., the Sun published stories about politics, education,[…]Read more

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Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware from the Colonial Period to 1810. Second Edition

Now Available! Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware from the Colonial Period to 1810. Second Edition

For the new edition of Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware, Paul Heinegg has assembled genealogical evidence on more than 400 Maryland and Delaware black families (naming nearly 10,000 individuals), with copious documentation from the federal censuses of 1790-1810 and colonial sources consulted at the Maryland Hall of Records, county archives, and other repositories. In[…]Read more

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