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Honoring our Canary Islander Ancestors


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Louisiana became a colony of France in 1682. France ceded Louisiana to Spain in 1763. As hostilities between the English colonists and British soldiers grew, the Spanish Crown sought to increase its military presence in Louisiana. This led to the recruitment of 700 soldiers from the Canary Islands for settlement in Louisiana between 1778 and 1779. These soldiers fought with Galvez in his campaigns against the British during the American Revolution, making their descendants eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Join us for our monthly meeting on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 beginning at 11:00 am when we will discuss the requirements for joining SAR, DAR, First Families of Louisiana, and other programs that recognize the contributions of our Canary Islander ancestors. The meeting is open to the public.

Members are encouraged to bring “finger foods” to share with attendees.