AAHGS  New England Archives




African Americans and American Indian Patriots of the Revolutionary War. National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. 2001.


Alexander, Adele Logan. Homelands and Waterways, The American Journey of the Bond Family, 1846-1926. Pantheon Books, NY. 1999. (signed by author)


Andrews, William L. ed., Bursting Bonds, The Autobiography of a “New Negro:, William Pickens, Indiana University Press, 1991.


Ball, Edward. Slaves in the Family. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY. 1998. (hardback)


_________. Slaves in the Family. Ballantine Books, NY. 2001. (paper; donated by Joy Peach)


Betts, Robert J. In Search of York, The Slave Who Went to the Pacific with Lewis and Clark, revised edition. University Press of Colorado, 2000.


Black Bostonia. Boston 200 Neighborhood History Series. The Boston 200 Corporation, 1976.


Blockson, Charles L. Black Genealogy. Black Classic Press, Baltimore, MD.


Bowens, Gloria F. Ed.D. The History of the Woman’s Friend Society of Salem, Massachusetts, 1876-2002. (with thank you note from author to Roland Stead.)


Brown, Kenneth E. Recognition Denied. A History of The Black Soldier in America’s Civil War.  Braddonian Press, Los Angeles. 2006. (signed by author)


Burroughs Tony. Black Roots, A Beginners Guide to Tracing The African American Family Tree. Fireside, 2001.


Byers, Jean. A Study of the Negro in Military Service. June 1947.


Carter, Allen G. & Robert L. Allen. Honoring Sergeant Carter. A Family’s Journey to Uncover the Truth About An American Hero. Amistad, 2003. (signed by the author to Roland Stead)


Chain, Alexander A. Slavery in the Age of Reason. Archaeology at a New England Farm. The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, TN 2007. (with note from author to Roland Stead)


Ciment, James. Atlas of African American History. Checkmark Books. 2001.


Clamorgan, Cypian, edited with an introduction by Julie Winch. The Colored Aristocracy of St. Louis.University of Missouri Press, 1999.


Cline, Linda and Robert C. Hatden. A Cultural Guide to African American Heritage in New England. Cline Transportation Service,LTD. 1992.


Crandall, Dr. Ralph. Shaking Your Family Tree, A Basic Guide to Tracing Your Family Genealogy. Yankee Books, 1986.


Adelaide M. Cromwell. My Mothering Aunt: Otelia Cromwell (donated by the author)


Croom, Emily. The Genealogists Companion & Sourcebook. Betterway Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1994.


Davis, Thulani. My Confederate Kinfolk. A Twenty-First Century Freedwoman Discovers her Roots.   Basic Books, 2006.


George W. Dewey, Joy Hartwell Peach, Joan Heselton Nichols. Workbook on the Families of Color of Nashoba Valley. (donated by Joy Peach)


Dollarhide, William. The Census Book. A Genealogists Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes. Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999.


Dorman, Franklin A. Twenty Families of Color in Massachusetts, 1742-1998. The New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1998. (autgraphed by the author to Roland Stead)


Gomez, Michael, ed. Diasporic Africa. a reader. New York University Press, 2008.


Hall, Gwendolyn Midlo. Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas. Restoring the Links. The University of North Carolina Press, 2005.


Harris, Joan Quarles. Pvt. John W. Harvey and the Elite Massachusetts 5th Cavalry of the Union Army.  (signed by author to Roland Stead)


Hastie, William. Survey and Recommendations Concerning the Integration of the Negro Soldier into the Army, Submitted to the Secretary of War by the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of War.


Henderson, Michael N., Got Proof!


Hill, Daniel G. The Freedom Seekers, Blacks in Early Canada. Stoddard Publishing Company, 1992.


Hill, Lawrence. Someone Knows My Name. W. W. Norton & Company, 2007. (with a note about its acquisition)


Kaplan, Alice. The Interpreter. University of Chicago Press, 2005.


Levinson, David, ed. African American Heritage In the Upper Housatonic Valley. Berkshire Publishing Group, 2006. [2 Upper Housatonic Trail guides included]


Lipscomb, Anne S. & Kathleen S. Hutchinson. Tracing Your Mississippi Ancestors. University Press of Mississippi, 1994.


McGhee, Millie. What’s Done in the Dark. (signed by author and Lucius Bowser)


Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Isle of Canes. Ancestry, 2004.


Minority Military Service in Massachusetts, 1775-1783. National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. 1989.


My History is America’s History. 15 Things You Can Do To Save America’s Stories. The National Endowment for the Humanities. (2 copies)


Old and New Culinary Delights, AAHGS Cookbook (donated by Stella Pierce)


Our Document:. A National Initiative on American History, Civics and Service. Teacher Sourcebook.


Our DocumentsA National Initiative on American History, Civics and Service. Teacher Sourcebook Volume II.


Our Documents: A National Initiative on American History, Civics and Service. Teacher Sourcebook Volume III.


Peach, Joy. African Americans in Lancaster’s History, A Genealogy. Freedom’s Way Heritage Association. Devans, MA. 2001.


Price, H. H. and Gerald E. Talbot. Maine’s Visible Black History. The First Chronicle of the People. Tilbury House Publishers, 2006. (with review from newspaper included)


Rampersad, Arnold. Ralph Ellison. Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. (with a clipping of a newspaper review of the book inside)


Robert’s Rules of Order. Scott, Forsman and Company, 1970.


Mark J. Sammons & Valerie Cunningham. Black Portsmouth, Three Centuries of African-American Heritage (donated by Valerie Cunningham)


Schama, Simon. Rough Crossings. Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution. 2006.


The Shaw Memorial. A Celebration of an American Masterpiece. Eastern National, Saint-Gaudens Natiolnal Historic Site, 1997. [pamphlet from Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site included](compliments of Roland Stead)


Shipler, David K. A Country of Strangers. Blacks and Whites in America. Visible Ink Press, 2001.


Slave Narratives: Mississippi, from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938.Library of Congress.


Sluby, Paul E., Sr. C.G.E. Analysis of Slave Data, Excerpted from the Parish Register of Christ Church Middlesex County, Virginia, 1653 to 1812. Paul E. Sluby, Sr. C.G. Eagle Prrinting, Binding & Mailing, 2003.


Smith, Jessie Carney. Black Heroes. Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.


Smith, Jessie Carney. Black Firsts. 2,000 Years of Extraordinary Achievement. Visible Ink Press, 2003.


Smolenyak, Megan. In Search of Our Ancestors. 101 Inspiring Stories of Serendipity and Connection in Rediscovering Our Family History. Adams Media Corporation, 2000


Stephensen, Michael. Patriot Battles. How the War of Independence Was Fought. Harper Collins Publishers, 2007.


Swarns, Rachel L., American Tapestry, The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama, Harper Collins Publishers, NY, 2012


Taylor, Frazine. Researching African American Genealogy in Alabama. A Resource Guide.  New South Books, 2008.


Teal, Dr. Joyce Willard. Lest We Forget. Why We Celebrate. 2005. (signed by author to Roland Stead)


Townsend-Pittman Family Reunion. Bridging the Gaps. Volume 1. 2005.


Townsend-Pittman Family Reunion. Bridging the Gaps. Volume 2. 2005.


Williams, Jim and Terry Williams with Jane Wilson. Ancestors: A Beginners Guide to Family History & Genealogy.  1997.


Winch, Julie. A Gentleman of Color. The Life of James Forten.  Oxford University Press, 2002. (signed byt the author to Roland Stead; letter about acquisition of book inside)


Winch, Julie. The Elite of Our People. Joseph Willson’s Sketches of Black Upper-Class Life in Antebellum Philadelphia.The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000. (with a note about its acquisition)


Woodtor, Dee Parmer, Ph.D. Finding A Place Called Home. A Guide to African American Genealogy and historical Identity. Random House, 1999.


Wycliff Bible Translators. De Good Nyews Bout Jedus Christ Wa John Write. The Gospel According to John in Gullah (Sea Island Creole). Wyclif, 2003.




1930 Federal Population Census. Catalog of National Archives Microfilm. 2002.


The 1790-1890 Federal Population Census. Catalog of National Archives Microfilm. 2001.


Black History. A Guide to Civilian Records in the National Archives. Debra L. Newman. National Archives Trust Fund Board, General Services Administration, Washington, D.C. 1984.


Black Studies, A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. reprinted 1984.


Black Studies, A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. reprinted 1996.


Getting Started. Beginning Your Genealogical Research in the National Archives. National Archives and Records Administration, 1987.


List of Black Servicemen Compiled From the War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records. National Archives and Records Administration, 1974.


Microfilm Resources for Research. National Archives and Records Administration. 2000.


New England Ancestors, A Guide to Genealogical Research in Vermont. Summer 2007. vol. 8, no. 3


Records of Military Agencies Relating to African Americans from the Post-World War I Period to the Korean War. Reference Information Paper 105. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. revised 2006.


Special List 34 by NARA – List of Free Black Heads of Families in the First Census of the United States, 1790 (Catalogue – 2 copies)


Special List 36 (NARA) – List of Black Servicemen Compiled from the War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records  (Catalogue)




Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, New England Chapter, compiled by Charles Martin (donated by Charles Martin)


AAHGS New England Biographical

News clippings about members of AAHGS-NE


AAHGS New England Info Sheet

Brochure and directions to Bedford Public Library


AAHGS New England Surname List 2000

A list of AAHGS New England member surnames.


AAHGS Surname Index 1997

List of AAHGS Members Surnames.


AAHGS stationary






Folder with material related to the by-laws.


17th Annual AAHGS Conference, April 26-29, 1995. Washington, DC.


19th Annual AAHGS Conference: Finding Our Ancestors, Finding Ourselves. 20th Anniversary Celebration 1977-1997. September 18-20, 1997. WAshington, DC.


22nd Annual AAHGS Conference: Following Their Footsteps into the Twenty-First Century, October 28-31, 1999. Washington, DC.


23rd Annual AAHGS Conference: Strong Roots, Long Branches. October 26-29, 2000. Washington, DC.


24th Annual AAHGS Conference: The Circle Grows Wider, Embrace Another Link. October 25-28, 2001, Washington, DC.


25th Annual AAHGS Conference: Connecting the World Though Our Shared History. October 23-26, 2003, Washington, DC.


26th Annual AAHGS Conference: Tying The Threads. October 21-24, 2004. Little Rock, Arkansas.


27th Annual AAHGS Conference: Opening Our Eyes. . . Opening Our Minds. . . October 27-30, 2005, Washington, DC.


29th Annual AAHGS Conference: What’s in a Name? The Voyage of Discovery! October 25-28, 2007, Burlington, MA.


2000 Annual Chapter Report Documents Sent to AAHGS National




African Americans and American Indians in the American Revolution, A Selected Bibliography by Lesli M. Brannon, Reference Asistant, DAR Library and Eric C. Grundel, Library Director, DAR Library


African American History at Missouri State Archives (Pamphlet)


Angola an Elizabeth: An African Family n The Massachsetts Bay Colony, New England Quarterly, vol. LXXII, Mar 99


Collecting Black Memorabilia, Pamphlet by Philip J. Merrill


Folklife and Fieldwork, An Introduction to Techniques, Library of Congress (donated by Robert A. Bellinger)


Minorities in the American Revolutionary War by James Walker


Precious Memories, A Basic Guide to Collecting Family History, Smithsonian Anacostia Musem and Center for African American History and Culture (donated by Robert A. Bellinger)


Researching Your Family’s History at the Massachusetts Archives (pamphlet)


Re: Randall Pollard, UMASS Dartmouth, Fall 2005


Walker Leaves Lasting Legacy, Brochure (3 copies)





African American Women Firsts Compiled by Susan Revaleon Green


Census 1930

Articles about the release of the 1930 Census.


Inauguration of Governor Deval L. Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray, Commemorative Program. (5 copies)


Folder with material related to the Till family.


Map of African American Households of Nonotuck Street at the 1850 Census (donated by Irving Smith)



Correspondence and articles about NARA


NCNW (15th Annual Awards, March 31, 2007) (Letter)



Obituaries of deceased AAHGS members


Pedigree Charts


Portsouth New Hampshire Black Heritage Trail, (Fund raising letters)




October 2013, Willard Johnson


March, 2012 Listening with New Eyes: The Andersons of Amelia County, Virginia, Robert A. Bellinger


March 18, 2006. AAHGS-NE Chapter Meeting. (VHS)


December 16, 2006, AAHGS-NE Meeting: Dr. Vivian Johnson. (VHS)


January, 21, 2006, AAHGS-NE Meeting: Dr. Robert A. Bellinger, (VHS)


December 17, 2005, AAHGS-NE Meeting: Murray L. Townsend. (VHS)


January 15, 2005, AAHGS-NE Meeting: Pearl Duncan. (VHS)


March 2004, AAHGS-NE Meeting: Brenda McKinley. (VHS)


February 21, 2004, AAHGS-NE Meeting: Original Kwanzaa Play Presentation. (VHS)


AAHGS-NE Meeting: M. Brenda Smith. AHHGS 2007 Conference Slide Show. (DVD)


February 19, 2005, AAHGS-NE Meeting: Julie Winc – James Forten.  (DVD)


Amistad, Steven Spielberg (video)


The First Black Britons. (DVD)


Freedom’s Song: 100 Years of African American Struggle and Triumph (DVD and Workbook)


Black Indians. (DVD)


Conversations on the Vineyard. 2008. (DVD)


Wentworth Cheswell. (DVD)


AAHGS-NE Chapter Meeting, October 21, 2006. (DVD)


Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Music and the Spoken Word. (CD)





Burroughs, Tony. Researching Pullman Porters. National Genealogical Society Conference, Providence, RI. May 31-June 3, 2000.


__________. Six Phases of African American Genealogy. National Genealogical Society Conference, Providence, RI. May 31-June 3, 2000.


Cunningham, Valerie. Venus: Among New Hampshire’s Lost, Found, and Invisible. National Genealogical Society Conference, Providence, RI. May 31-June 3, 2000.


Dorman, Franklin A. Descendants of Nantucket Slaves: A Case Study. National Genealogical Society Conference, Providence, RI. May 31-June 3, 2000.


Martin, Antonia Cottrell. Secrets and Family Traditions: Getting Through the Maze. National Genealogical Society Conference, Providence, RI. May 31-June 3, 2000.


Welch, Vicki S. New England Native Americans and How to Find Them. National Genealogical Society Conference, Providence, RI. May 31-June 3, 2000.