Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Scottish Prisoners To U. S. Indentured Servants, May 15

 This upcoming Saturday, we're having a free, live event at the

Los Angeles Public Library Genealogy Garage:

“Scottish Prisoners of War


            In the early 1650s, England defeated Scotland in the Battles of Dunbar and Worcester. Almost 500 Scottish prisoners were transported to America to become indentured servants—which is why some of you might find Scottish surnames in colonial New England genealogical records.

             In 2013, an archaeological discovery in Durham led to the piecing together of their story: how they came to be prisoners and how they fared in the New World. Join us as colonial historian Erica Hahn weaves the story of this fascinating and little-known chapter of history.


            If you are interested in attending, please go to the link below the day of the event and click the Facebook or YouTube links (no RSVP required):


This program will take place on May 15 at 11:00 am PST,

which should be 2:00 pm here in Indiana.


Julie Huffman, Genealogy Librarian
Los Angeles Public Library 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

[Thanks to Reann Poray of the Plainfield Library for this notice.]

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