AfriGeneas Canada Research Forum
Nova Scotia - BOOK OF NEGROES
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The "Book of Negroes," which is a register of black refugees giving references to 2,372 people many of whom went to Nova Scotia. There is extensive information about them such as their names, sex, health, distinguishing marks, status (free or slave), origins, names of their slave owner, and the ships used to carry them.
The index can be used to find ancestors who passed through New York City during the Revolution, ancestors who fled or were evacuated, ancestors sent to Canada under specific orders, ancestors who were soldiers of a British Regiment demobilized in Canada, ancestors who were soldiers of a German Regiment, "rebels" who: wrote letters to Headquarters, whose property was confiscated, or who were imprisoned.
There are actually FOUR files, each in M$ Word format, which you can download then search (FIND) to your heart's content.
If your ancestor was a Black Loyalist, you should take a look at these data ... you never know what you might find.
- Lisa B. Lee
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