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Researching Ancestors who were Loyalists in the Revolutionary War: Resources Relating to African-American Loyalists

This guide describes the primary resources for patrons interested in researching possible Loyalist ancestors. Guide by Susan Kriete.

Resources at NYPL

Most of NYPL's materials relating to African-American loyalists appear in our online catalog under the subject heading African-American Loyalists

See also:

JFE 02-9820 -- The Blacks in Canada: A History / by Robin Winks

 Sc E 12-706  -- Black patriots and loyalists : fighting for emancipation in the war for independence / Alan Gilbert.


For materials relating to African Americans who served in the Patriot army, try browsing our online catalog with the following subject headings: