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'''Colonies Involved:'''
 
'''Colonies Involved:'''
  
*Louisiana (French)
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*13 colonies (British)
*Newfoundland (French)
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**[[Connecticut Military Records#Colonial Wars (1675-1775)|Connecticut]]
*New Brunswick (French)
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**[[Delaware Military Records#Colonial Wars (1638-1776)|Delaware]]
*Nova Scotia (French)
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**[[Georgia Military Records#Miscellaneous Wars|Georgia]]
*Ontario (French)
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**[[Maryland Military Records#Colonial Wars (1632-1775)|Maryland]]
*Quebec (French)
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**[[Massachusetts Military Records#Colonial Wars (1620–1763)|Massachusetts]] (included Maine)
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**[[New Jersey Military Records#Colonial Wars (1668-1775)|New Jersey]]
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**[[New York Military Records#Colonial Wars (1664–1775)|New York]]
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**[[New Hampshire Military Records#Colonial Military Records (1600s–1775)|New Hampshire]]
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**[[North Carolina Military Records#Colonial Wars (1732–1775)|North Carolina]]
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**[[Pennsylvania Military Records#Colonial Wars (1744-1775)|Pennsylvania]]
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**[[Rhode Island Military Records#Colonial Wars (1731-1774)|Rhode Island]]
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**[[South Carolina Military Records#Colonial Wars|South Carolina]]
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**[[Virginia Military Records#Colonial Wars (1607-1763)|Virginia]]
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*French colonies
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**Louisiana
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**Newfoundland
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**New Brunswick
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**Nova Scotia
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**Ontario
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**Quebec
  
*13 colonies (British)
 
  
'''Foreign Nations:'''
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'''Colonial Powers:'''
  
 
*France
 
*France
 
*Great Britain
 
*Great Britain
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'''Service Records'''
 
'''Service Records'''

Revision as of 21:28, 1 February 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png Colonial Wars, 1607-1763 Gotoarrow.png French and Indian War, 1754-1763

History

The French and Indian War was fought mainly between Great Britain and France and involved their colonies.  In Europe, the French and Indian War was called the Seven Years War.

Records

Colonies Involved:

  • French colonies
    • Louisiana
    • Newfoundland
    • New Brunswick
    • Nova Scotia
    • Ontario
    • Quebec


Colonial Powers:

  • France
  • Great Britain


Service Records

During the French and Indian War, many colonists served in local militias. Because these were local units and not part of the British Army, any surviving records are in historical societies and state libraries and archives.

The best indexes and records are by state, county or town rather than by country. To find them:

  • Do a Place Search for the state in the Family History Library Catalog.
  • On the Topic List, click on Military - French and Indian War.
  • For additional records, try a Place Search for the county or town also.

A book for information on military land grants awarded to veterans of the French and Indian War is:

  • "Calendar of Warrants For Land in Kentucky, Granted for Service in the French and Indian War" (FHL 976.9 R21t 2001)

Books

  • "Struggle For Empire: A Bibliography of the French and Indian War" (FHL book 973 M23b, vol. 7) by James G Lydon. This book is arranged by topics and is a bibliography with brief annotations of books and articles relating to the French and Indian War.

Websites

The following have maps about the French and Indian War:

References

  • Family History Library US/Canada Consultants, "French and Indian War, History and Maps" inLAD Release 4.1, Family History Library, 2004, mjm.