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AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive

AfriAms & The Revolutionary War

FORUM, the quarterly journal of FGS {Federation of Genealogical Societies) has an extensive (ten pages) article in its current publication entitled
African-Americans in the American Revolution with extensive end notes. It is authored by John E. Ernest. I have only briefed the article but it seems to give a total view of the experience historically and on a state by state basis. I have posted the credits of the author from the journal and will try and post the biblio end notes.

[John E. Ernest has 16 years of experience in genealogical and family research. He is family historian for the Ernst/Ernest/Earnest families in the United States and has extracted more than 80,000 records (including more than 52,500 census records) for a Single Surname Study. He is a genealogical aide at the PacificAlaska region of the National Archives in Seattle. He is a graduate of the University of Washington. Mr. Ernest has completed the Genealogy and Family History Program for UW as well as the National Genealogical Society's "American Genealogy: A Basic Course." He was a field operations supervisor for the conducting of the 1990 census. Mr. Ernest has authored many articles (including two others for FORUM), and has a book in progress: Index and Analysis of Land Transactions of the 6,500 Cases Involving the Five Civilized Tribes Brought Before the Dawes Commission, 1901-1909. He lectures on census research, and is the genealogist and second vice president for the Seattle Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. This article is an altered version of a two-part series that was published in The Bulletin, the journal of the Seattle Genealogical Society, 53:1 and 53:2 and is published here with pennission. -

Bennie might we try to get permission to post the entire article?


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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