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

NOW AVAILABLE BY INDIVIDUAL VOLUME: Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina, From the Colonial Period to About 1820

Now published in three volumes, and 400 pages longer than the two-volume Fifth Edition, Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820 consists of detailed genealogies of hundreds of free black families that originated in Virginia and migrated to North and/or South Carolina from the colonial period to[…]Read more

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African American Patriots of Revolutionary War

More African American Patriots of the Revolutionary War

As we reported in December, Paul Heinegg’s new book, 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), presents the service or pension records of nearly 1,000 free African Americans who served in the War for Independence from[…]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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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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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

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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