George A. Thompson Research Notes

George A. Thompson, New York University, is the author of A Documentary History of The African Theatre . (Northwestern University Press, 1998) In the course of his research he extensively researched the lives of enslaved and free black people based on New York newspaper articles and advertisements.

He authorized their use in New York Slavery Records Index in 2018, and they were indexed in 2019, primarily by Marissa Moran, a Master of Public Administration graduate student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The complete document of these notes can be downloaded here: George A. Thompson Research Notes.

The following table presents the notes in a table, by county and type of record. You can expand the entries by clicking on the county name. At any time clicking on a number (the count of the number or records) presents the records. Any record can be viewed in detail by clicking on the left side field of the row.