King William's War, 1689-1697

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King William's War was fought between England and France. In Europe, it was known as the War of the League of Augsburg. In England, it was called the War of the Grand Alliance.


During King William's War, many colonists served in local militias. Because these were local units and not part of the British Army, any surviving records are in historical societies, state libraries, or state archives.

Colonies involved:

  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland
  • Quebec

Colonial Powers:

  • England
  • France

General Society of Colonial Wars

The General Society of Colonial Wars was established in 1893. Membership in the society requires that the member be a male at least 18 years of age and be able to show direct lineage to an ancestor who served in the Colonial Wars. See General Society of Colonial Wars for more information on the society and its records.


For additional information, see:


  • Encyclopedia Americana. Danbury, Connecticut: Grolier, 1989. FHL US/CAN Book 031 En19a 1989 Indexes & Records
  • Family History Library US Military Research Outline and Family US/Canada Consultants, January  2004, MJM