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Culloden to the Carolinas: Scottish Immigration
February 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7pm on the 3rd Tuesday, 20 February 2024, in the community room at the Fernandina Branch Library. The public is invited to join us!
The brutal Battle of Culloden on April 16, 1746, was the conclusion of the Jacobite Rebellion that sought to replace George II with his Scottish (and Catholic) kin of the Stuart line. The subsequent proclamation by the Duke of Cumberland, aiming at the devastation of the Jacobites, led to a wave of exiled Highland Scots looking for a new life in the Americas, in particular in the Carolinas. This program covers the events before, during and after the battle, as well as the assimilation and migratory paths of the Scots in the United States. It will conclude with a look at their situation today, and at the prospects for Scotland’s freedom and independence from England.
Speaker: Terry Talbert
Terry Talbert holds undergraduate degrees in Architecture, French and English with a Masters in English and a MBA. She is currently tracing her Scottish and French ancestors. As a novice genealogist, she is learning with every discovery.
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