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American Colonial Era 1660-1763 The growth of North American colonies, often with a change in native & national control.

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I'd be fighting the Seven Years' War over in India on the British side, because I believe some of the cheapest commissions were for positions in India. Don't know much about the war there, though.
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I probably would be fishing in the Med.

I would prefer living in New York or Philadelphia as the colonies slowly move toward independence.
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A lot of my family were already in Georgia and South Carolina. So I would have been somewhere in the deep south trying to live day to day and fighting Indians. But of course I did still have ancestors in Great Britian and in Germany so I could have been in Europe. Neat thread.
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I have ancesters from all over the UK and Ireland - I could have been anywhere.
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I head north from New York State and find either Robert Rogers or John Stark and join and fight as one of his Rangers.
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So many different branches on the ethnic tree for me.

The Scottish part would likely have been shepherded onto a ship.

The Irish would be squabbling with England.

The Welsh part I know was entrenching themselves in the British Navy.

The Bavarian part would surely have been a hired mercenary (I know they were.)

The French part...surely ran away.

My choice...I likely would have been a transplanted Scot fighting his way into the black hills of Tennessee.
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Proud to relate that some of my ancestors are those very Scots who settled at Watauga and led the way west to TN. A great heritage even if I do say so myself!
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The Welsh part I know was entrenching themselves in the British Navy.
One of my ancestors was Superintendent Pilot of Milford Haven in West Wales from about 1802. I've yet to establish whether or not he saw RN service prior to that, but I'm guessing he probably did. I've certainly found another ancestor who did. My Welsh ancestors were either farmers or seamen - so I'm going to say I would have been on a Royal Navy ship somewhere ....
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My ancestors came from The Midlands and Wales, so a good chance I would have been in some English Regiment of Foot.

Now if I could pick it would be in my home town on the Ohio fighting off the French and Indians first and then later our cousins from across the pond.
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The Nelsons in my family hold tightly to the family secret that Admiral Nelson had a great deal more Welsh in him than the family let on.
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My favorite Admiral Welshdragon . Lord Horatio Nelson I don't have enought space to talk about genius of that man
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A Good Question...

I would like to think I would be attempting to dig a life for me and my family out of the soil of Kentucky.
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Great post!!! Which were the brits batts involved?

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* 32 (Minden) Battery, 16 Regiment Royal Artillery
* 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, successor to the 12th Regiment of Foot
* HQ Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment (TA Reserve)
* The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, successor the 20th Regiment of Foot
* The Royal Welsh, successors to the 23rd Regiment of Foot
* The Royal Scots Borderers, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, as successors to the 25th Regiment of Foot (King's Own Scottish Borderers)
* The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, successors to the 37th Regiment of Foot
* 3rd and 5th Battalions The Rifles Regiment as successors of The Light Infantry, successors to the 51st Regiment of Foot
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Imagine you are living in 1758. It is the height of the first truly world war, the Seven Years' War. The European powers are vying for control in Europe, while Britain and France are struggling for all of North America, as well as their other colonies around the world. Would you be a soldier in Frederick the Great's Prussian army? A New England Provincial fighting the French and their allied Indians in Nova Scotia? An English seaman in a British naval squadron off the coast of India? A Scottish Highlander, cutting a road through the Pennsylvania wilderness toward Ft. Duquesne? Or perhaps a French Canadian habitant called to fight in the milice to repel the British advance up the Lake Champlain corridor?

Where would you be 250 years ago?
To touch on the original post. Depending on which side of the family I follow I am either in the Navy or Pirating, well they called it privateering but its the same thing with more paperwork. Or I am a farmer/miner in lancashire.
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I think most of us would've been digging turnips out on some farm somewhere.
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