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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>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New York Genealogy|New York]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[African_American_Resources_for_New_York|African American Resources]]'' <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 Record[[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 Culture]'''<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 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]]]  
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'''Cornell University '''<br>Ithaca, NY 14853<br> [http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ Carl A. Knoch Library] Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections<br>[http://dlxs.library.cornell.edu/m/mayantislavery/ Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection]  
  
 
=== Estate Records  ===
 
=== Estate Records  ===
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==== Revolutionary War  ====
 
==== Revolutionary War  ====
  
*[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>
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*[http://www.archives.com/Patriots Patriots of Color]. 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 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
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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:]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 Record[[Category:African American Records]]] ($); {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 136}}.
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*Hoff, Henry B. "Researching African-American Families in New Netherland and Colonial New York and New Jersey," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record'', Vol. 136, No. 2 (Apr. 2005):83-95. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family History] ($); {{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 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]]] ($); {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 110}}.</ref>  
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A law passed 29 March 1799 declared that "any child born of a slave after the 4th of July next shall be deemed to be born free." Owners discovered a loophole to keep these children enslaved by registering them in certain counties. Such lists have been located and published for the [[Castleton, New York#African_Americans|Town of Castleton]] (Richmond County), [[Kings (Brooklyn) County, New York#African_Americans|Kings County]], and [[New York (Manhattan) County, New York#African_Americans|New York County]].<ref>Alice Eichholz and James M. Rose, "Slave Births in Castleton, Richmond County, New York," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' Vol. 110, No. 4 (Oct. 1979):196. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family History] ($); {{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 Record[[Category:African American Records]]] ($); {{FHL|1181533|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 139}}.
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:*'''1659-1846''' - O'Neill, Terri Bradshaw. "Manumissions and Certificates of Freedom in the New York Secretary of State Deeds," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' Vol. 139, No. 1 (Jan. 2008):72-73. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family History] ($); {{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 Record[[Category:African American Records]]] ($); {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 109-110}}.
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:*'''1700s-1810s''' - Eichholz, Alice and James M. Rose. "New York State Manumissions," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' '''Masters' Surnames A-B:''' Vol. 108, No. 4 (Oct. 1977):221-225; '''Masters' Surnames C-D:''' Vol. 109, No. 1 (Jan. 1978):22-24; '''Masters' Surnames E-I:''' Vol. 109, No. 2 (Apr. 1978):71-74; '''Masters' Surnames J-N:''' Vol. 109, No. 3 (Jul. 1978):145-149; '''Masters' Surnames O-S:''' Vol. 109, No. 4 (Oct. 1978):229-233; '''Masters' Surnames T-Z:''' Vol. 110, No. 1 (Jan. 1979):39-42. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family History] ($); {{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 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.
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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;:] 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 Record[[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 County]  
 
*[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 Record[[Category:African American Records]]]  
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*[http://www.nyhistory.com/aanylh/ Afro-Americans in New York Life and History]  
*[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]]]  
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*[http://www.slaveryinnewyork.org/PDFs/Life_Stories.pdf Life Stories: Profiles of Black New Yorkers During Slavery and Emancipation]  
*[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  
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*[http://www.inmotionaame.org/home.cfm The African-American Migration Experience], Schomburg Center of Research in Black Culture  
*[http://www.iraas.com/ Harlem Histor[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]]  
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*[http://www.iraas.com/ Harlem History]  
*[http://dlxs.library.cornell.edu/m/mayantislavery/ Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collectio[[Category:African American Record[[Category:African American Records]]], Cornell University  
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*[http://dlxs.library.cornell.edu/m/mayantislavery/ Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection], Cornell University  
*[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]]]  
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*[http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/writers_aa19/main.html African American Women Writers of the 19th Century]  
*[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
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*[http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/features/moore/aboutCharlesMoore.shtml Powerful Days in Black and White]: The Photographs of Charles Moore
*[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
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*[http://www.hrvh.org/exhibit/aa07/ Hudson River Valley Heritage] Untold Stories of the African American Presence in the Mid-Hudson Valley
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
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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 Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037-1801
(212) 491-2200

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Carl A. Knoch Library Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection

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]

  • Patriots of Color. Free database at Archives.com. Includes details about 50 black New Yorkers in the Revolutionary War.[1]

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:

  • 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 New York Family History ($); 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 Town of Castleton (Richmond County), Kings County, and New York County.[2]

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 New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 139.
  • 1700s-1810s - Eichholz, Alice and James M. Rose. "New York State Manumissions," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Masters' Surnames A-B: Vol. 108, No. 4 (Oct. 1977):221-225; Masters' Surnames C-D: Vol. 109, No. 1 (Jan. 1978):22-24; Masters' Surnames E-I: Vol. 109, No. 2 (Apr. 1978):71-74; Masters' Surnames J-N: Vol. 109, No. 3 (Jul. 1978):145-149; Masters' Surnames O-S: Vol. 109, No. 4 (Oct. 1978):229-233; Masters' Surnames T-Z: Vol. 110, No. 1 (Jan. 1979):39-42. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 109-110.
  • "Voices from the front line : 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 History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 110.