In 1754 hostilities broke out between American and Canadian colonists for possession of the continent and control of the fur trade
Britain was determined to break French colonial rule and sent 20,000 troops to North America to fight.
Did any of your ancestors go to fight and how can you find out?
There is no searchable database of names of the British troops who went to Canada to fight but some will have stayed there and become settlers. Search the Canadian archive to find family names for both military and civilian settlers.
When New France became a British colony in 1763, the land system changed. Many early settlers, both military and civilian, submitted petitions to the Governor to obtain Crown land. The Lower Canada Land Petitions contain petitions for grants or leases of land and other administrative records.
You can search this database for names of individuals who lived in Quebec from 1764 to 1841.
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