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 the August 17th 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:[…]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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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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