Genealogy Projects tagged with California on the Geni Family Tree

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  • California Gold Rush

    The Gist: All people associated with the California Gold Rush era. Brief History In January of 1848, James Marshall had a work crew camped on the American River at Coloma near Sacramento. The crew was building a saw mill for John Sutter. On the cold, clear morning of January 24, Marshall found a few tiny gold nuggets. Thus began one of the largest human migrations in history as a half-mil...

  • Mormon Battalion Project

    Add members of the Mormon Battalion to this project. You can visit HistoryLink to find out which projects include your ancestors. The Mormon Battalion was the only religiously based unit in United States military history serving from July 1846 to July 1847 during the Mexican-American War. The battalion was a volunteer unit of approximately 560 Latter-day Saints men led by Mormon company offic...

  • Place projects

    Place projects are projects on Geni that are focused of a specific geographical place or region. Places profiles are also the precursor to the upcoming Place Profiles feature. Place project portals Includes countries and kingdoms, and other top level place project. Geographical Al-Andalus Australia Canada Ireland New Netherland Roman Empire United Kingdom United States o...

  • Pioneers of California

    Pioneers of California will include those who emigrated to California prior to the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 . Although California was admitted to the Union in 1850, travel between California and the rest of the continental U.S. remained time consuming and dangerous. Once the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens came west, mar...

  • State of California

    CALIFORNIA "The Golden State" California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third most extensive (after Alaska and Texas). It is home to the nation's second- and sixth-largest census statistical areas (Los Angeles Metropolitan Area and San Francisco Bay Area), and eight of the nation's fifty most populated cities (Lo...

  • Notable People of Orange County, California

    Streets of Orange County named after people: Gothard St. - named after George Gothard Bastanchury Rd. - named after Domingo Bastanchury Glassell St. - named after Andrew Glassell Amerige Ave. - named after Edward Amerige and George Amerige Chapman Ave. (Fullerton area) - named after Charles Chapman Chapman Ave. (Orange area) - named after Alfred Beck Chapman

  • Jews of California

    This is an umbrella project for all projects related to Jews from California . Early Jewish Families from Los Angeles Early Jewish Families from San Francisco Here is a partial reference list: A Cultural History of Jews in California... Birth of a Community: Jews and the Gold Rush California and the Jews California Jews

  • American Old West

    Designed to capture contributors and participants in America's expansion westward from the east coast. Including politicians, newsmen, explorers, founding fathers, frontiersmen, mountainmen, railroadmen, lawmen, outlaws, gunfighters, etc. Notable people of the American Old West Artists Frederic Remington - Artist who specialized in the American Old West Explorers Sacajawea , Sho...

  • Border War (1910-1919)

    The Border War was part of the greater Mexican Revolution. At points in the war, the rebels were supported by the German Empire. The Border War, or the Border Campaign, refers to the military engagements which took place in the Mexico-United States border region of North America during the Mexican Revolution. The Bandit War in Texas was part of the Border War. From the beginning of the Me...

  • California in the US Civil War (USA) 1861-1865

    This project is used to relate all units from California who served in the Union Army. California's involvement in the American Civil War included sending gold east, recruiting volunteer combat units to replace regular forces in territories of the Western United States, maintaining and building numerous camps and fortifications, suppressing secessionist activity and securing the New Mexico ...

  • State of California Cemetery Project

    Please Consult American Cemetery Project for details.

  • State of California and Counties Project

    This is for those from California. Please go to link for more information.

  • U.S.A. Indigenous peoples-California

    North American Tribes California Includes the Following Native American Tribes Achomawi Atsugewi Awani Cahita Cahuilla Cajuenche Chemehuevi Chetco Chilula Chimariko Chumash Chumash Family Coanopa Cochimi Cochiti Copehan FamilyCostanoan Family Cuñeil Cupeño Dakubetede Diegueño Esselen Fernandeño Halchidhoma Huchnon Hupa Juaneño Kamia Karok Kato Kawaii...

  • United States Senators from California

    United States Senators from California List of United States Senators from California (from the U.S. Senate web site) List of United States Senators from California (with wikipedia links)

  • The Winery Families of the Livermore Valley Appellation, Livermore, California, USA

    This project will trace the families that turned the fertile Livermore Valley of California into a thriving wine region with its own appellation. Resources

  • Donner Party

    A project to document the Donner party and their rescuers. Feel free to join in and help. List of Donner party members: George Donner Elizabeth Graves James Reed Levinah Murphy Patrick Breen William McCutchen

  • Pony Express

    A project based around the history and genealogy of the people involved in the Pony Express, a relay mail service of riders on horses, established in 1860 between Missouri and California, through the Rocky Mountains. It became the west's most direct means of east-west communication before the telegraph and was vital for tying California closely with the Union just before the American Civil War....

  • San Diego, California

    Profiles of those with a connection to "America's Finest City" San Diego and other parts of San Diego county, California. San Diego County is a large county located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of California. Hence, San Diego County is also located in the southwestern corner of the 48 contiguous United States. Its county seat and largest city is San Diego. San Diego County h...

  • San Mateo County, California

    San Mateo County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. It covers most of the San Francisco Peninsula just south of San Francisco, and north of Santa Clara County. San Francisco International Airport is located at the northern end of the county, and Silicon Valley begins at the southern end. As of 2010 the population was 718,451. The county seat is Re...

  • Families involved withthe New Almaden Quicksilver Mine, New Almaden, Santa Clara County, California

    This project attempts to document the genealogy of the Derby, Stevenson, and Carson families who were involved with the New Almaden Quicksilver Mine of California 1847-1912 in the Almaden Township near San Jose. Oldest and richest mine in California. Discovered in 1845, its quicksilver payload was once crucial for gold and silver processing and manufacturing munitions. It produced over $75 mi...

  • Mormon Pioneers 1846 ship Brooklyn

    1846 Ship Brooklyn. New York harbor--Cape Horn South America--Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) to Yerba Buena (San Francisco) This project is a sub project of the Mormon Pioneers (1847-1868) Master Project This page covers the Mormon Pioneers of 1846 on the Ship Brooklyn only. This dangerous trek of nearly 24,000 miles (39,000 km) would claim 10 lives of the ship's 238 passengers, nine of which we...

  • Shootout at Mussel Slough

    The Mussel Slough Tragedy was a dispute over land titles between settlers and the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) that took place on May 11, 1880, on a farm located 5.6 miles (9 km) northwest of Hanford, California, in the central San Joaquin Valley, leaving seven people dead, two deputy U.S. Marshals and five ranchers. Overview With a toll of seven dead, one wounded, seventeen indicted and ...

  • Kern County, California

    Spreading across the southern end of the California Central Valley, Kern County is the thirteenth-largest county by population in California. Its economy is heavily linked to agriculture and to petroleum extraction, and there is a strong aviation and space presence. In the beginning, the area that became Kern County was dominated by mining in the mountains and in the desert. County government...

  • Antelope Valley, California

    This project is a compilation of the research recently done for the Antelope Valley, California, north of Los Angeles. The Antelope Valley in California, United States, is located in northern Los Angeles County and the southeastern portion of Kern County, California and constitutes the western tip of the Mojave Desert. It is situated between the Tehachapi and the San Gabriel Mountains. The ...