I am working on a one-hour documentary special about the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, to be broadcast on History Television in the winter of 2006. Our show is part of a larger three-part series exploring historic Canadian conflicts through a genealogical perspective. These films will focus on the search for living descendants of participants of these conflicts, to be guided by internationally recognized historians and genealogists. The first installment of this series will examine the Battle of Queenston Heights (1812), the battle of the Plains of Abraham (1759), and the North-West Rebellion involving Louis Riel (1885).
By exploring the intersection of ‘at-the-dinner-table’ family histories and documented historic events, we hope to show how people are shaped by their family’s past, and how their own perspective sheds new light on their ancestor’s place in history. With this we may piece together an intimate and refreshing view of these definitive historic conflicts.
We are currently conducting an extensive search for living descendants of those involved in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. It is not necessary that descendants have extensive knowledge of their ancestor or the battle, just that there is proof of ancestry and that a kernel of curiosity is there regarding their role in the event. Undoubtedly it helps if there is a wealth of family legend about the individual, but we will be employing professional genealogists and historians to uncover the missing links in story and family as they relate to the ancestor. Please feel free to contact me at the below coordinates should you have any suggestions regarding this sometimes daunting task!
many kind regards,
YAP Films Inc.
96 Spadina Ave., Suite 205
Canada, M5V 2J6
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