Approaching the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, we will look at the "other side." Approximately one third of the population in the American Colonies at the time were loyal to the British Crown, with tens of thousands leaving their homes and taking up residence in Canada’s eastern provinces, the Caribbean, Sierra Leone, England, and other parts of the British Empire. This course will provide you with the historical context, records, and research strategies for identifying loyalists (even in your family tree), how to access archival and military records, and a look at the situation in North Carolina. Special attention will be paid to loyalist migrations, the so-called "Black Loyalists," and the events that drove thousands of colonists from their homes.
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