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Colonial Special Interest Group - 8 Jul 2023

  • 08 Jul 2023
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • STDL and Zoom

Colonial Special Interest Group - 8 Jul 2023

Interested in exploring your Colonial American roots? Then this is the special interest group for you!

Today's Topic: Tracking Captives through the French and Indian Intercontinental Wars

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 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, mainly using the Deerfield raid of 1704 as an example.

Today's Facilitator: Michelle Wilson

About Michelle Wilson

Michelle is a CAGGNI past president and popular area speaker. She speaks mainly on genetic genealogy, creating family history books and French-Canadian Genealogy. Michelle traces her own ancestry to two French and Indian Wars captives. 

SIG Lead: Mary Hoyer


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Meeting Style: This instance of the Colonial SIG is hybrid. You may attend remote or in-person at STDL. We encourage in-person attendance for the best experience.

Zoom Attendees: For the Zoom Link see caggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login. Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. Zoomers not presenting their full name as known to CAGGNI will be de-admitted.

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