Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia
by Paul Heinegg
One of the greatest achievements in black genealogy ever published is the new and revised third edition of Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia which includes the family histories of more than 80 percent of those counted as "all other free persons" in the 1790 and 1800 censuses.
You'll also find information on manuscript deeds, wills, county court minutes, tax records, census records, church registers, marriage records, "Free Negro" records, newspapers and Revolutionary War pension applications, detailed genealogies of about 300 free black families, and a full-name index of 12,000 African Americans.
Unlike previous works on this subject, Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia concentrates on the Colonial and Early American period, when most free African American families were landowners. Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia received the American Society of Genealogists prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus award for the best work of genealogical scholarship published between 1991 and '94.
831 pp., paperback, 3rd edition, 1997, ISBN 0-8063-4694-9 Temporarily out of print