AncestARRRS! The Life and Records of the Atlantic Pirates
Description: Ahoy mateys! Were yer ancestors land lubbers or did they be pirates? Even if your ancestors weren’t pirates, their lives would have been affected by Atlantic piracy. This presentation covers the history of piracy in North America and how it affected trade from Halifax to Spanish Main. This presentation also looks at the types of records that exist because of piracy.
- Participants will learn the history of piracy in North American and which groups it drew from in North America, Europe, and Africa.
- Participants will learn how piracy affected the lives of everyday people in major ports from Halifax to Port Royal.
- Participants will learn the types of records that exist because of piracy, including court records and how to find them.