Genealogy Projects tagged with China trade on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Sellers & Sailors: The East India Companies

    Thank you to Geni for making us their Featured Project for July 11, 2011! From the 17th through 19th Centuries, thousands of European men set sail on behalf of joint-stock companies to reap the riches of the Indian subcontinent. Trading mainly in cotton, silk, indigo dye, saltpeter, tea, and opium, these companies became the original capitalist mega-corporations as each -- and its royal bac...

  • Silk Road

    Silk Road The Silk Road The Silk Road was one of the most important institutions of the ancient world. It was (and actually still is) a web of caravan tracks that snakes it’s way across Eurasia from China to the Mediterranean. It also has caravan routes extending into north Africa and across the Sahara into Sub-Saharan Africa. So, though we think of Rome as the terminus o...