Online Course: Researching Colonial War Ancestors in New England (View-Only)
All course materials available until November 30, 2021.
Due to popular demand, we have created this special "view-only" opportunity for you to participate in our online course Researching Colonial War Ancestors in New England. Upon completion of your purchase, you will receive a receipt of your payment and a separate email with information on how to access the course materials (slides, handouts, etc.). You will also receive an email each week as the class recordings are added. You will have until the end of November2021 to watch, download, or print the course materials. This purchase does NOT grant you access to the live class broadcasts. You will not miss any of the content by participating this way.
About the course:
In the 17th and 18th centuries, conflicts between European superpowers often played out in their fledgling North American colonies. The seizure of land from and hostilities with Indigenous Peoples often turned violent. Many of our colonist ancestors in New England participated in these bloody wars. This three-part online course will provide you with the historical context of these conflicts, point you to essential published resources and original documents, and demonstrate strategies for proving your descent from a colonial war veteran. NOTE: This course will not cover the American Revolution.
This course includes three 90-minute classes; exclusive access to handouts and recordings of each presentation; and in-depth q&a sessions with the instructors. You will have access to the recordings, handouts, slides, and more until November 30, 2021.
Class 1: A Brief History of Colonial Wars in New England, Presented by David Allen Lambert
This first class will discuss how to determine if your ancestor fought, review a veritable timeline of colonial wars in New England, Atlantic Canada, and Quebec during the 17th and 18th centuries, and provide the historical context for these conflicts.
Class 2: Published Sources and Records of Service, Presented by David Allen Lambert
Our colonial war ancestors may appear in a variety of sources: militia rolls, payment for services, town records, and manuscript materials such as account books and correspondence. Luckily, many of these materials have been transcribed and published or are available online. This class will point you to both original and published records and provide useful tips for evaluating other published materials you may encounter.
Class 3: Verifying Descent and Applying to Lineage Societies, Presented by Katrina Fahy
Whether you want to apply to a lineage society (such as the General Society of Colonial Wars, the Colonial Dames of America, Order of Founders and Patriots of America, etc.) or simply want to prove your descent from a colonial war veteran, this final class will provide you with key strategies, resources, and alternative records for verifying—and documenting—your colonial connection.
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