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AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
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The 1850 Slave Inhabitants Schedule of Accomac County, VA
by Celestine G. Koger
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929.3752871
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African American Manumissions of Washington County, MD
by Marsha Lynne Fuller
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974.832
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African-Americans in the Wyoming Valley, 1778-1990
by Emerson I. Moss
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392 ed.
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African Systems of Kinship and Marriage
by A. R. Radcliffe-Brown & others
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016.975
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Afro-American Sources in VA -A Guide to Manuscripts
by Michael Plunkett
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929.375
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Alexandria County, Virginia Free Negro Registers 1797-1861
abstracted by Dorothy S. Provine
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975
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Before Freedom Came, African-American Life in the Antebellum South, ed.
by Edward D.C. Campbell, Jr. & others
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355
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Black Americans in Defense of Our Nation
by the Dept. of Defense
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929.1
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Black Genealogy, by Charles L. Blockson
(plus 1 circulating copy)
  Black Genealogy: Basic Steps to Research
by Bill R. Linder (in Vertical File under this subject)
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929.1
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Black Genesis, by James Rose & others Excellent guide to resources. Index to all slaves over 100 years old in 1860.
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016.973
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Black History -a Guide to Civilian Records in the National
Archives, by Debra L. Newman
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929.3
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Black Indian Genealogy Research (African American Ancestors Among the 5 Civilized Tribes), by Angela Y.Walton-Raji
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348.755
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Black Laws of Virginia, by June Purcell Guild Summary of Legislative Acts of VA Concerning Negroes
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975.79
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Black Masters, A Free Family of Color in the Old South by Michael P. Johnson & others (plus 1 circulating copy)
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978.02
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Black Valor, by Frank N. Schubert Buffalo Soldiers & the Medal of Honor, 1870-1898
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380.144
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The British Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade 1650-1775 by Richard N. Bean
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975.5481
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Charlottesville: the African-American Community by Agnes Cross-White
 

Courage, My Soul: Historic African-American Churches &
Mutual Aid Societies -exhibition booklet of the Loudoun
Museum (in Church Files)

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929.3753
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District of Columbia Free Negro Registers 1821-1861 by Dorothy S. Provine (in 2 vol.)
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305.567
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Don't Carry Me Back! Narratives by former Virginia slaves by Maurice Duke
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975.528
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"Economics of Slavery & the Coming of the Civil War", Bulletin of the Historical Society of Loudoun Co., VA 1957-1976 (in Loudoun Section)
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929.3755275
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Fauquier County, Virginia Register of Free Negroes 1817-1865 abstr. by Karen King Ibrahim & others
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929.3752
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Free African Americans of Maryland 1832 by Jerry M. Hynson
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929.1072
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Free African Americans of North Carolina & VA by Paul Heinegg
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975.5
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Free Negroes in Virginia (Alexandria, Fairfax, & Loudoun County 1770-1860), by Donal M. Sweig
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016.9755
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Guide to African-American Manuscripts in the Collection of the Virginia Historical Society, compiled by F. Holly Hodges
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016.929
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Guide to Genealogical Records in the National Archives (in Resources Section)

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The Handy Book for Genealogists. Lists all U.S. states, county by county & tells the parent county of each. Lists books about different states. Has state maps showing counties. (in Resources Section)
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Index to Free Black Families of Waterford, VA 1810-1910 by Bronwen Souders
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It All Started on Winters Lane -A History of the Black Community in Catonsville, MD by Louis S. Diggs
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975.528
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Life in Black and White, by Brenda E. Stevenson (plus 1 circ. Copy)
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929.1072
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Local Sources for African-American Family Historians, by Joan W. Peters
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929.375528
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Loudoun County Apprentice Indentures of Negro Children 1788-1870, comp. by Townsend Lucas
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Loudoun County Virginia Numbered Certificates of Free Negroes, comp. by Townsend Lucas. A compilation of records found at the Loudoun County courthouse, 1778-1838 (3 notebooks )
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The Melungeons, The Resurrection of a Proud People by N. Brent Kennedy

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"Myne Owne Ground", Race & Freedom on VA's Eastern Shore -1640-1676, by T. H. Breen & others
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301.45
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The Negro in Eighteenth Century Williamsburg by Thad W. Tate
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016.301451
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The Negro in America, a Bibliography comp. by Elizabeth W. Miller
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975.5
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The Negro in Virginia, comp. by the WPA
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320.1
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The Negro in Virginia Politics, 1865-1902 by Richard L. Morton

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320.9
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The Negro in Virginia Politics, 1902-1965 by Andrew Buni
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355.0092
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On the Trail of the Buffalo Soldier, Biographies of African Americans in the U.S. Army, 1866-1917 by Frank N. Schubert
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"Registration of Free Negroes Commencing September Court 1822 No.2", and "Register of Free Blacks 1835 Book 3" (Fairfax) (plus 1 circ. copy)
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The Road to Harpers Ferry, by J. C. Furnas
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The Ruling Race, A History of American Slaveholders by James Oakes
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975.00496
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Runaway Slaves, Rebels on the Plantation, by John Hope Franklin & others
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Slave Genealogy: A Research Guide with Case Studies by David H. Streets
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301.44
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Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the U.S. Interviews with former slaves (Ohio, VA, TN)
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975.503
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Slavery and Jeffersonian Virginia by Robert McColley
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Slavery in Colonial Georgia 1730-1775 by Betty Wood
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Somerset Homecoming - Recovering a Lost Heritage by Dorothy S. Redford

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The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy. Has an excellent section on black records. (in Resources Section)
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370.19
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Standing Before the Shouting Mob by Alexander S. Leidholdt
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Strangers in their Midst -The Free Black Population of Amherst County, by Sherrie S. McElRoy
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Studies in Southern History & Politics by William Archibald Dunning's students
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973.0496
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The Underground Railroad, by Charles L. Blockson, Dramatic Firsthand Accounts of Daring Escapes To Freedom.
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Virginia Landmarks of Black History ed. by Calder Loth
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382.44
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Virginia Slave-Trade Statistics 1698-1775 by Walter Minchinton & others
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We Were Always Free -The Maddens of Culpeper County, VA, by T. 0. Madden, Jr. (1 circ. copy also)
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Weevils in the Wheat -Interviews with VA ex-slaves ed. by Charles L. Perdue, Jr. & others

SEE ALSO:

  1. A section on local Black History/Genealogy in Vertical Files
  2. Loudoun County newspapers dating from 1800
  3. The Church Files -church histories & other information
    (several black churches represented)
  4. An obituary index from newspapers for 1858-1899
  5. Cemetery records -a collection of records from many Loudoun
    cemeteries
  6. The Winslow Williams photo collection- Loudoun in the
    1940's & 1950's -many photos of black schools, athletic
    teams & individuals
  7. The School Files -copies of photos of many one-room
    schoolhouses for black children; school histories, etc.
  8. Oral Histories covering topics such as slavery & black history in
    the county
  9. Manuscript material -several original notices about runaway
    slaves in 1849
  10. A Chronology of Events Important to the African Americans of
    Loudoun County , V A by Eugene Scheel (vertical file)
  11. U.S. Federal Census Records & Indexes -1810-1930; 1850 &
    1860 Slave Schedules. Indexes in book form & CD Rom.
    Censuses on Microfilm.

Selected Microfilm Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1870, concerning Loudoun County:

Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the District of Columbia, 1865-1869, 21 rolls.
Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Virginia, 1865-1869, 67 rolls.
Records of the Superintendent of Education for the State of Virginia, 1865-1870, 20 rolls.
Afro-American newspaper, Capital Edition, Sept. 1933 – Dec. 1967, on microfilm
Alexandria Gazette newspaper, 1784-1842, microfilm
CDRoms: Freedmen’s Bureau Bank records
African Americans in the 1870 US Census
Transatlantic Slave Trade

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