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''[[United States Genealogy|United State[[Category:African American Records]]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.pn[[Category:African American Records]]] [[New York Genealogy|New York]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.pn[[Category:African American Records]]] [[African_American_Resources_for_New_York|African American Resource[[Category:African American Records]]]'' <br> <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United State[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.pn[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]] [[New York Genealogy|New York]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.pn[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]] [[African_American_Resources_for_New_York|African American Resource[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]]'' <br> <br>  
  
 
A list of resource for researching African American ancestors who lived in New York.  
 
A list of resource for researching African American ancestors who lived in New York.  
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
 
=== Archives and Libraries  ===
  
'''[http://legacy.www.nypl.org/research/sc/sc.html Schomburg Center for Research in Black Cultur[[Category:African American Records]]'''<br>515 Malcolm X Boulevard<br>New York, NY 10037-1801<br>(212) 491-2200  
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'''[http://legacy.www.nypl.org/research/sc/sc.html Schomburg Center for Research in Black Cultur[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]'''<br>515 Malcolm X Boulevard<br>New York, NY 10037-1801<br>(212) 491-2200  
  
'''Cornell University '''<br>Ithaca, NY 14853<br> [http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ Carl A. Knoch Librar[[Category:African American Records]] Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections<br>[http://dlxs.library.cornell.edu/m/mayantislavery/ Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collectio[[Category:African American Records]]  
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'''Cornell University '''<br>Ithaca, NY 14853<br> [http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ Carl A. Knoch Librar[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]] Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections<br>[http://dlxs.library.cornell.edu/m/mayantislavery/ Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collectio[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]  
  
 
=== Estate Records  ===
 
=== Estate Records  ===
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==== Revolutionary War  ====
 
==== Revolutionary War  ====
  
*[http://www.archives.com/Patriots Patriots of Colo[[Category:African American Records]]. Free database at Archives.com. Includes details about 50 black New Yorkers in the Revolutionary War.<ref>Dick Eastman, "Archives.com to Publish the Patriots of Color Database," ''Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter,'' 24 February 2012, http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2012/02/archivescom-to-publish-the-patriots-of-color-database.html.</ref><br>
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*[http://www.archives.com/Patriots Patriots of Colo[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]. Free database at Archives.com. Includes details about 50 black New Yorkers in the Revolutionary War.<ref>Dick Eastman, "Archives.com to Publish the Patriots of Color Database," ''Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter,'' 24 February 2012, http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2012/02/archivescom-to-publish-the-patriots-of-color-database.html.</ref><br>
  
 
==== Civil War  ====
 
==== Civil War  ====
  
*''"[http://www.worldcat.org/title/honoring-new-yorks-forgotten-soldiers-african-americans-of-the-civil-war-with-research-examples-a-z-a-case-study-in-historiographic-genealogy/oclc/40384130&referer=brief_results Honoring New York’s Forgotten Soldiers[[Category:African American Records]]African-Americans of the Civil <br>War: With Research Examples A-Z: A Case Study in Historiographic Genealogy"'' by Harry Bradshaw Matthews
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*''"[http://www.worldcat.org/title/honoring-new-yorks-forgotten-soldiers-african-americans-of-the-civil-war-with-research-examples-a-z-a-case-study-in-historiographic-genealogy/oclc/40384130&referer=brief_results Honoring New York’s Forgotten Soldiers[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]African-Americans of the Civil <br>War: With Research Examples A-Z: A Case Study in Historiographic Genealogy"'' by Harry Bradshaw Matthews
  
 
=== Railroad  ===
 
=== Railroad  ===
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African American slavery was common in New York during the colonial period. Hoff prepared a guide for tracing African American colonists:  
 
African American slavery was common in New York during the colonial period. Hoff prepared a guide for tracing African American colonists:  
  
*Hoff, Henry B. "Researching African-American Families in New Netherland and Colonial New York and New Jersey," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record'', Vol. 136, No. 2 (Apr. 2005):83-95. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family Histor[[Category:African American Records]] ($); {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 136}}.
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*Hoff, Henry B. "Researching African-American Families in New Netherland and Colonial New York and New Jersey," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record'', Vol. 136, No. 2 (Apr. 2005):83-95. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family Histor[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]] ($); {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 136}}.
  
A law passed 29 March 1799 declared that "any child born of a slave after the 4th of July next shall be deemed to be born free." Owners discovered a loophole to keep these children enslaved by registering them in certain counties. Such lists have been located and published for the [[Castleton, New York#African_Americans|Town of Castleto[[Category:African American Records]]] (Richmond County), [[Kings (Brooklyn) County, New York#African_Americans|Kings Count[[Category:African American Records]]], and [[New York (Manhattan) County, New York#African_Americans|New York Count[[Category:African American Records]]].<ref>Alice Eichholz and James M. Rose, "Slave Births in Castleton, Richmond County, New York," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' Vol. 110, No. 4 (Oct. 1979):196. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family Histor[[Category:African American Records]] ($); {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 110}}.</ref>  
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A law passed 29 March 1799 declared that "any child born of a slave after the 4th of July next shall be deemed to be born free." Owners discovered a loophole to keep these children enslaved by registering them in certain counties. Such lists have been located and published for the [[Castleton, New York#African_Americans|Town of Castleto[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]] (Richmond County), [[Kings (Brooklyn) County, New York#African_Americans|Kings Count[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]], and [[New York (Manhattan) County, New York#African_Americans|New York Count[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]].<ref>Alice Eichholz and James M. Rose, "Slave Births in Castleton, Richmond County, New York," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' Vol. 110, No. 4 (Oct. 1979):196. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family Histor[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]] ($); {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 110}}.</ref>  
  
 
Several lists of manumitted slaves have been discovered and published:  
 
Several lists of manumitted slaves have been discovered and published:  
  
:*'''1659-1846''' - O'Neill, Terri Bradshaw. "Manumissions and Certificates of Freedom in the New York Secretary of State Deeds," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' Vol. 139, No. 1 (Jan. 2008):72-73. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family Histor[[Category:African American Records]] ($); {{FHL|1181533|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 139}}.
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:*'''1659-1846''' - O'Neill, Terri Bradshaw. "Manumissions and Certificates of Freedom in the New York Secretary of State Deeds," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' Vol. 139, No. 1 (Jan. 2008):72-73. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family Histor[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]] ($); {{FHL|1181533|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 139}}.
  
:*'''1700s-1810s''' - Eichholz, Alice and James M. Rose. "New York State Manumissions," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' '''Masters' Surnames A-B:''' Vol. 108, No. 4 (Oct. 1977):221-225; '''Masters' Surnames C-D:''' Vol. 109, No. 1 (Jan. 1978):22-24; '''Masters' Surnames E-I:''' Vol. 109, No. 2 (Apr. 1978):71-74; '''Masters' Surnames J-N:''' Vol. 109, No. 3 (Jul. 1978):145-149; '''Masters' Surnames O-S:''' Vol. 109, No. 4 (Oct. 1978):229-233; '''Masters' Surnames T-Z:''' Vol. 110, No. 1 (Jan. 1979):39-42. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family Histor[[Category:African American Records]] ($); {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 109-110}}.
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:*'''1700s-1810s''' - Eichholz, Alice and James M. Rose. "New York State Manumissions," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' '''Masters' Surnames A-B:''' Vol. 108, No. 4 (Oct. 1977):221-225; '''Masters' Surnames C-D:''' Vol. 109, No. 1 (Jan. 1978):22-24; '''Masters' Surnames E-I:''' Vol. 109, No. 2 (Apr. 1978):71-74; '''Masters' Surnames J-N:''' Vol. 109, No. 3 (Jul. 1978):145-149; '''Masters' Surnames O-S:''' Vol. 109, No. 4 (Oct. 1978):229-233; '''Masters' Surnames T-Z:''' Vol. 110, No. 1 (Jan. 1979):39-42. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family Histor[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]] ($); {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 109-110}}.
  
 
*''[http://books.google.com/books?id=gRkicMFDOsEC&pg=PA7 "A History of Negro Slavery in New York"]'' by Edgar J. Mcmanus.
 
*''[http://books.google.com/books?id=gRkicMFDOsEC&pg=PA7 "A History of Negro Slavery in New York"]'' by Edgar J. Mcmanus.
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*''[http://www.worldcat.org/title/free-negro-in-new-york-city-in-the-era-before-the-civil-war/oclc/29638059 "The Free Negro in New York City in the Era before the Civil War"] ''by Rhoda Golden Freeman
 
*''[http://www.worldcat.org/title/free-negro-in-new-york-city-in-the-era-before-the-civil-war/oclc/29638059 "The Free Negro in New York City in the Era before the Civil War"] ''by Rhoda Golden Freeman
  
*''"[http://www.worldcat.org/title/voices-from-the-front-line-new-yorks-african-american-statesmen-of-the-underground-railroad-freedom-trail-and-the-united-states-colored-troops-organized-in-the-empire-state-1863-1865-roll-call-men-of-the-20th-usct-and-26th-usct-introductory-essay-and-research-guide/oclc/46767205&referer=brief_results Voices from the front line&nbsp;[[Category:African American Records]] New York's African American statesmen of the Underground Railroad Freedom Trail: and the United States Colored Troops organized in the Empire State, 1863-1865: roll call, men of the 20th USCT and 26th USCT: introductory essay and research guide"'' by Harry Bradshaw.
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*''"[http://www.worldcat.org/title/voices-from-the-front-line-new-yorks-african-american-statesmen-of-the-underground-railroad-freedom-trail-and-the-united-states-colored-troops-organized-in-the-empire-state-1863-1865-roll-call-men-of-the-20th-usct-and-26th-usct-introductory-essay-and-research-guide/oclc/46767205&referer=brief_results Voices from the front line&nbsp;[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]] New York's African American statesmen of the Underground Railroad Freedom Trail: and the United States Colored Troops organized in the Empire State, 1863-1865: roll call, men of the 20th USCT and 26th USCT: introductory essay and research guide"'' by Harry Bradshaw.
  
 
=== Web Resources  ===
 
=== Web Resources  ===
  
*[http://www.wnylrc.org/orgMain.asp?storyid=182&orgid=235 African-American Heritage in Buffalo &amp; Erie Count[[Category:African American Records]]  
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*[http://www.wnylrc.org/orgMain.asp?storyid=182&orgid=235 African-American Heritage in Buffalo &amp; Erie Count[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]  
 
*[http://www.math.buffalo.edu/~sww/0history/hwny.html African American History of Western New York]  
 
*[http://www.math.buffalo.edu/~sww/0history/hwny.html African American History of Western New York]  
*[http://www.nyhistory.com/aanylh/ Afro-Americans in New York Life and Histor[[Category:African American Records]]  
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*[http://www.nyhistory.com/aanylh/ Afro-Americans in New York Life and Histor[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]  
*[http://www.slaveryinnewyork.org/PDFs/Life_Stories.pdf Life Stories: Profiles of Black New Yorkers During Slavery and Emancipatio[[Category:African American Records]]  
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*[http://www.slaveryinnewyork.org/PDFs/Life_Stories.pdf Life Stories: Profiles of Black New Yorkers During Slavery and Emancipatio[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]  
*[http://www.inmotionaame.org/home.cfm The African-American Migration Experienc[[Category:African American Records]], Schomburg Center of Research in Black Culture  
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*[http://www.inmotionaame.org/home.cfm The African-American Migration Experienc[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]], Schomburg Center of Research in Black Culture  
*[http://www.iraas.com/ Harlem Histor[[Category:African American Records]]  
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*[http://www.iraas.com/ Harlem Histor[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]  
*[http://dlxs.library.cornell.edu/m/mayantislavery/ Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collectio[[Category:African American Records]], Cornell University  
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*[http://dlxs.library.cornell.edu/m/mayantislavery/ Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collectio[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]], Cornell University  
*[http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/writers_aa19/main.html African American Women Writers of the 19th Centur[[Category:African American Records]]  
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*[http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/writers_aa19/main.html African American Women Writers of the 19th Centur[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]  
*[http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/features/moore/aboutCharlesMoore.shtml Powerful Days in Black and Whit[[Category:African American Records]]: The Photographs of Charles Moore
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*[http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/features/moore/aboutCharlesMoore.shtml Powerful Days in Black and Whit[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]: The Photographs of Charles Moore
*[http://www.hrvh.org/exhibit/aa07/ Hudson River Valley Heritag[[Category:African American Records]] Untold Stories of the African American Presence in the Mid-Hudson Valley
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*[http://www.hrvh.org/exhibit/aa07/ Hudson River Valley Heritag[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]] Untold Stories of the African American Presence in the Mid-Hudson Valley
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
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Revision as of 10:28, 16 October 2015

[[United States Genealogy|United State[[Category:African American Record]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.pn[[Category:African American Record]] New York [[Image:Gotoarrow.pn[[Category:African American Record]] [[African_American_Resources_for_New_York|African American Resource[[Category:African American Record]]

A list of resource for researching African American ancestors who lived in New York.


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Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Cultur[[Category:African American Record
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037-1801
(212) 491-2200

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Carl A. Knoch Librar[[Category:African American Record Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collectio[[Category:African American Record

Estate Records[edit | edit source]

Estate papers, 1817 of Brush, Ichabod, d. 1809. Mentions James Williams. Queens Borough Public Library Long Island Division 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, N.Y. 11432

Wilson and Jane Rantus papers, ca. 1830-1890Largely bills submitted by individuals and the village and town government. Letters written to Wilson Rantus from Thomas Hamilton, pioneer black journalist, 1854-1861. Other items include insurance policies for private homes, and estate papers.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

"Genealogical History of Black Families of Orange County, New York" by Robert W. Brennan

Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Railroad[edit | edit source]

Inventory of the Blacks in the Railroad Industry Collection, 1946-1954

Slavery[edit | edit source]

African American slavery was common in New York during the colonial period. Hoff prepared a guide for tracing African American colonists:

A law passed 29 March 1799 declared that "any child born of a slave after the 4th of July next shall be deemed to be born free." Owners discovered a loophole to keep these children enslaved by registering them in certain counties. Such lists have been located and published for the [[Castleton, New York#African_Americans|Town of Castleto[[Category:African American Record]] (Richmond County), [[Kings (Brooklyn) County, New York#African_Americans|Kings Count[[Category:African American Record]], and [[New York (Manhattan) County, New York#African_Americans|New York Count[[Category:African American Record]].[2]

Several lists of manumitted slaves have been discovered and published:

  • 1700s-1810s - Eichholz, Alice and James M. Rose. "New York State Manumissions," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Masters' Surnames A-B: Vol. 108, No. 4 (Oct. 1977):221-225; Masters' Surnames C-D: Vol. 109, No. 1 (Jan. 1978):22-24; Masters' Surnames E-I: Vol. 109, No. 2 (Apr. 1978):71-74; Masters' Surnames J-N: Vol. 109, No. 3 (Jul. 1978):145-149; Masters' Surnames O-S: Vol. 109, No. 4 (Oct. 1978):229-233; Masters' Surnames T-Z: Vol. 110, No. 1 (Jan. 1979):39-42. Digital version at New York Family Histor[[Category:African American Record ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 109-110.
  • "Voices from the front line [[Category:African American Record New York's African American statesmen of the Underground Railroad Freedom Trail: and the United States Colored Troops organized in the Empire State, 1863-1865: roll call, men of the 20th USCT and 26th USCT: introductory essay and research guide" by Harry Bradshaw.

Web Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Eastman, "Archives.com to Publish the Patriots of Color Database," Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, 24 February 2012, http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2012/02/archivescom-to-publish-the-patriots-of-color-database.html.
  2. Alice Eichholz and James M. Rose, "Slave Births in Castleton, Richmond County, New York," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 110, No. 4 (Oct. 1979):196. Digital version at New York Family Histor[[Category:African American Record ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 110.

[[Category:African_American_Record[[Category:African American Record]]