Colonial Wars are an interesting part of our history. Many of the soldiers in the French and Indian War would go on to serve in the Continental Line in the American Revolution. It was the first global war. We called it the French and Indian War, but the British and French called it the Seven Year's War. Battles not only occurred on the American frontier but in places like India and the Philippines. George Washington was so embarrassed by his actions which precipitated the war that he began to learn how to be a better military officer. It prepared him for the fight two decades later. Learn how to properly research a participant in this war in colonial records.
Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA is the author of The ‘Lost Pensions’: Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838 (Revised) and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised). His most recent work is Understanding Revolutionary War and Invalid Pension Ledgers, 1818 – 1872, and the Payment Vouchers They Represent. He has authored seventeen books and several articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Family Chronicle and other genealogical publications. He is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 8,500 titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than thirty-three years, he specializes in the records of the National Archives. He is a member of the Company of Military Historians on the editorial board of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and is a former Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists. A faculty member for several years of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. He is the coordinator for the Annual Heritage Books Genealogical Conference and Cruises and has been the co-leader of the National Genealogical Society DC research trip. He was awarded the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award in 2008 and UGA Silver Tray Award in 2009. He became a Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association in 2014.