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Tracing Genealogy Through the French and Indian Wars

  • 08 Jun 2024
  • 1:00 PM
  • Glenview Public Library (Zoom and in Person)

Tracing Genealogy Through the French and Indian Wars

Speaker: Michelle Wilson

The French and Indian Wars (1688-1783), known as the Intercontinental Wars in Quebec, were a series of conflicts across what is today the US/Canadian border involving British, French and Dutch colonials and Native Americans. Of particular interest to American and French-Canadian genealogists are the thousands of persons taken captive from New England frontier villages and force marched or carried to Canada. We will tell the story of the four wars making up these conflicts and how to track the many children and their parents who were caught up as captives, using the Deerfield raid of 1704 as an example.