Colonial New England/West Indies Links
I am looking for information on families connected to the colonial trade triangle (imports to New England of finished goods; rum, lumber, pelts, slavery, molasses and sugar to England from the West Indies and New England.) I have a suspicion that some Rhode Island families that interest me engaged in the triangle trade. During the wars of the colonial period, some New Englanders were also engaged in privateering in the West Indies, especially out of Rhode Island ports. Might these two situations overlap? Where can I find FS records to prove or disprove?