26 February 2021

Ancestry updates Nova Scotia, Canada, Black Loyalist Directory

Known as the "Book of Negroes" dating from 1783, Ancestry has updated the resource originally online there in January 2018. 

It provides the names of 3000 black refugees registered on board the vessels in which they sailed from New York to Nova Scotia between 23 April and 30 November 1783.

Ancestry provides a summary of the entry in the book and a link to the Nova Scotia Archives where you can find images of the original at https://archives.novascotia.ca/africanns/book-of-negroes/

For more background refer to the article Behind The Book of Negroes from Canada's History.

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