Author Archives: Elizabeth Boggs

Battle of Dunbar Re-enactment weekend is here!

The Battle of Dunbar Re-enactment weekend is finally here! We have several Scottish Prisoner of War descendants and researchers from America attending the festivities in Scotland this weekend. Check out our re-enactment page for real-time updates from those attending this … Continue reading

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Once a soldier always a soldier?

Map source The following information comes from the book Soldiers in King Philip’s war… by George M. Bodge.  We find mention of 5 Scottish POWs of which 3, and possibly one other, were actively serving as soldiers. Mordicai MacLeod, his … Continue reading

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Research tips

So you’ve discovered your ancestor was a Scottish Prisoner of War, now what? Firstly, do your own research.  Don’t rely upon “shaking leaves” from commercial genealogical providers, an ancestral tree you’ve stumbled across, or even family lore. The most important … Continue reading

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