Source Information

Nova Scotia Archives
Ancestry.com. Nova Scotia, Canada, Book of Negroes, 1783 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
Original data: "Book of Negroes", 1783. Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

About Nova Scotia, Canada, Book of Negroes, 1783

The "Book of Negroes" is the single most important document relating to the immigration of African Americans to Nova Scotia following the War of Independence. 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.