Genealogy Projects tagged with Colonial America on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Colonizing Virginia - Curles of the James River

    The James River was the main waterway of Colonial Virginia, used for commerce and transportation. The influential planters built their stately homes near this river and her tributaries. The earliest towns were founded on her shores. We have a map, at the right, (also found at ) that shows the path of the James. When you view this map, you will instantly see why the tributaries of the James we...

  • Scots Prisoners and their Relocation to the Colonies, 1650-1654

    In 1650, the English defeated the Scots at the Battle of Dunbar. There were 4000 dead, 10,000 captured, and 4000 more escaped. After being captured, they were marched from Durham to Newcastle. They were given very little to eat. Between the march and lack of food, many died along the way. Disease was rampant. Some men were shot because they either could not or would not march. When they reached...

  • American Teachers

    Please add profiles of your teaching ancestors - anyone from famous professors to Sunday school teachers - and everyone in between. Collaborators, please update the project page, add resources, images, documents ... And invite more collaborators. notables Rev. Ralph Wheelock, America's First Public School Teacher resources The History of Education in America - Colonial Education...

  • First Settlers of Salisbury, Massachusetts, 1639

    Bring your ancestor profiles on over! Must be set to "public." Settlement of Salisbury From the "Records of Massachusetts," we find that, on petition of "Mr. Bradstreete, Mr. Dudley Jr., Capt. Dennison, Mr. Clarke of Newbury, Mr. Woodbridge, Mr. Battye (Batt), Mr. Batter, Mr. Winsley, Hen: Bilye, Giles Firman, Richard Kent, and John Sanders,"[1] permission "to begin a plantation at Merrimac...

  • Colonial American Ministers

    This project commemorates colonial clergy for their roles as founders and leaders of the first American communities. The first clergy in America led bands of followers across the Atlantic and acted as leaders in every area of life — as educators, judges and heads of government — during America’s formative years. Bring your "Reverend" ancestors on over! To be eligible, par...

  • New Amsterdam - Immigrants

    < BACK . NEWS FLASH (June 22, 2012) - Over 2,100 New Amsterdam immigrants have now been identified on Geni ! Only add people within the 1621-1674 date limits NEW VOLUNTEER SERVICE... Struggling with the New Netherland records? A Dutch word you don't understand? An abbreviation that puzzles you? Try find an answer on the International Dutch Portal with Dutch speaking Geni-users - or CL...

  • French and Indian War

    This was one of the many wars that made up the French and Indian Wars. See the Master Project Indian Wars The summary is taken from French and Indian War and Atlas of the North American Indian, Revised Edition, 2000. French and Indian War What most historians call the French and Indian War was really the final conflict in a long series of wars among the the European colonial powers for wo...

  • Early Families of Fenwick's Colony / Cumberland County, New Jersey

    The earliest permanent settlements in Cumberland County were along the Cohansey River. Between 1680 and 1700, settlers had begun to carve out of the South Jersey wilderness a home for themselves and their families. Meaningful permanent settlement in what is now called Cumberland County dates from 1675 when John Fenwick purchased his tenth of West New Jersey from Lord John Berkeley . Fenwick e...

  • Jews in Colonial America

    The purpose of this project is to document the Jewish families who lived in North America in the Colonial period (before 1789). Scope of Project The first Jew to set foot on American soil was Solomon Franco , a merchant who arrived in Boston in 1649; subsequently he was given a stipend from the Puritans there, on condition he leave on the next passage back to Holland. In September of 1654, ...

  • Blacks in the American Revolution

    Crispus Attucks was a black man in the American Revolutionary War, was the first person shot to death by British redcoats during the Boston Massacre, in Boston, Massachusetts, March 5, 1770. He has been named as the first martyr of the American Revolutionary War. Little is known for certain about Crispus Attucks beyond that he, along with Samuel Gray and James Caldwell, died "on the spot" dur...

  • Reynolds family

    This project is to trace the Reynolds family from its earliest roots up to about 1800, focusing on the descendants of several children of George Reynolds, who came to settle in what is now New England and Virginia. Notables Earliest known ancestor: Carew Reynell Immigrated to the US: William Reynolds Sources Christopher Reynolds Family of Isle of Wight County The Reynolds Fami...

  • Colonial American Doctors

    Please add the profiles of the chirugeons, physicans, midwives, apothecaries and bonesetters who were our earliest doctors. Collaborators, feel free to update the page and add resource materials. Please note: 40% of the physicians in the early colonies were women. Midwives at this time were considered doctors. 18th Century American Medicine From In 18th Century England, there were thr...

  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Confidence, 1638

    Bring your ancestors on over. Profiles must be set to public. from Southampton, England to New England 24 April 1638 Another transcription of this voyage can be seen: Passenger List  for the Confidence 1638 List of passengers from Southampton for New England 24 April 1638 by the 'Confidence' of London, two hundred tons - Master Mr. John Gibson. - "by vertue of the Lord Treasu...

  • Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

    The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts is the oldest chartered military organization in North America and the third oldest chartered military organization in the world. While it was originally constituted as a citizen militia serving on active duty in defense of the northern British colonies, it has become, over the centuries primarily an honor guard and a social and cerem...

  • Early Families of Milford, Connecticut

    Milford lies in New Haven County on Long Island sound and is separated from the township of Stratford on the west by the Housatonic river, and about 10 miles S.W. of New Haven. The town, one of the original six plantations of New Haven Colony, was established in 1639, two years after the Pequot War, by Reverend Peter Prudden (lot 40). First named Wepowage, the Indian name for the river that flo...

  • Huguenot immigration to the James River area of Virginia 1620 to 1700

    Join this project (Actions > Join Project) if you would like to become part of it Soon after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, King William and Queen Mary ascended to the throne of England. They offered the Huguenots the privilege of settling in Virginia. About 600 came to Virginia in 1700- 170. Many settled at a deserted Indian village called Manakintown.which is on the south side of th...

  • Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666

    Complete listing of Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666 (from book published 1912 by George Cabell Greer, now copyright-free) Over 17,000 names here: Please add Geni profiles you manage to this project that appear on the list. Citation: Greer, George Cabell. Early Virginia immigrants, 1623-1666. Originally published: Richmond, Va., 1912. Compiled from Land Office records; gives name, d...

  • Tavern Keepers and Brewers of Early America

    Here's to our ancestors! Without them where would we be? ~ Flagon and Trencher Traditional Toast Project overview The purpose of this project is to highlight early American tavern keepers and innkeepers, as well as the brewers, vintners, distillers and importers who supplied them. Profiles: Tavern keepers, innkeepers, brewers, cider-makers, vintners, distillers, importers of alcoholic b...

  • American Colonial Governors

    American Colonial Governors This project is designed to capture pre-statehood Governors of entities that eventually became American States. (other than those designated as Territorial Governors) Territorial Governors are included in a separate Geni project: Spanish and French colonial governors of Louisiana are included on pages 3 and 4 of the Geni project "Govenors of Louisiana": List ...

  • Pioneering American Women

    As the first Europeans landed and began their westward push, women were placed on the edge of hardship and danger. They took care of their families, and defended them. Limited in their legal rights and accepted customs of society at the time, women mostly honored their husbands demands and spent their time cooking meals, tending to children, watering the horses and taking care of the househol...

  • Cunningham Family

    Scope of Project To build a single, validated and documented shared family tree for the Cunningham families , from earliest origins to near modern times. General Note For more information about Geni Projects, see the Geni Wiki Projects Page . If you would like to contribute to this page, please feel free to edit it. Click here for instructions about using Wiki markup language. Send ...

  • Families of Ancient Wethersfield

    In 1633 John Oldham from Watertown in the Massachusetts Bay Colony explored the Connecticut River. The following year he and some companions built temporary housing and passed the winter at Wethersfield. With the arrival of warmer weather other settlers, many also from Watertown, arrived from Massachusetts Bay. Wethersfield has its niche in history, being " Ye Most Auncient Towne " in Conne...

  • Blacksmiths

    A blacksmith is a metalsmith who creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut. Please add your ancestors to this project. Profiles must be set to public. This is an international project. Resources How to temper steel English Wikipedia Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths List of famous blacksmiths History of blacksmithing ...

  • Early Families of Roxbury, Massachusetts

    This will be an umbrella project to pinpoint the families who were early settlers of Roxbury, Massachusetts. Some of these already have their own projects, e.g., Captain John Johnson and Edward Riggs. It was said that the best people settled in Roxbury. They were people of substance, many of them farmers, none being 'of the poorer sort.' They struck root in the soil immediately ...

  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Francis 1634

    Master John Cutting Voyage of 1634 This table details the roll of passengers of the Francis, which sailed from Ipswich, Suffolk in April 1634, bound for New England. The date of record, in this case, is some six months after the ship departed. The ship arrived safe at Massachusetts Bay, although some of the persons listed below may not have arrived. Some may have decided not to sail. Some ser...

  • Early Families of Taunton, Massachusetts

    A place to collect the families and individuals who settled Taunton, Massachusetts and examine where they came from in England and their marriage patterns. "Probably the early settlers of this region came largely from the southwest of England, for we there find the familiar names of Norton, Dorchester, Weymouth, Wareham, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Barnstable, Somerset, Dartmouth, Berkley, Tiver...

  • Carpenters

    Everyone is invited to add their "hammering" ancestors to this project (profiles must be set to public). Project collaborators, feel free to update the project description, adding notes, documents, images, resources ... and inviting more collaborators. From Glimpses of 17th and 18th Century colonial American life There were men who earned a living at carpentry.  If they lived in a po...

  • Jews of Virginia

    This is an umbrella project for all projects related to Jews from Virginia .

  • First Settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts, 1635

    Bring your ancestor profiles on over! Must be set to "public." 6 May 1635 Quascacunquen is allowed by the Court to be a plantation ... and shall hereafter be called NEWBURY Background from , quoting from The League of Women Voters MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY In 1633, Thomas Parker and James Noyes, both nonconformist ministers, with a like-minded group of British subjects, decided t...

  • Jews of Kentucky

    This is an umbrella project for all projects related to Jews from Kentucky . From Carol Ely on Kentucky's Jewish history at the Kentucky FolkWeb site: Jews were present for the very creation of Kentucky. The Virginia mercantile firm of Cohen and Isaacs hired Daniel Boone to scout out their Kentucky lands; and another merchant family, the Gratz family of Philadelphia, set up trading posts ...

  • Quakers: Religious Society of Friends

    This project is focused around the genealogy of members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). If you have sourced information, please don't hesitate to contribute. Influential and Well-Known Quakers Richard M. Nixon, 37th President of the United States William Penn, Founder of Pennsylvania Robert Barclay, The Quaker Apologist Susan B. Anthony, Civil Rights Leader Joan Bae...

  • Early Monmouth County, New Jersey

    Among the first European settlers in the area were a group of Quaker families from Long Island who settled the Monmouth Tract, an early land grant from Richard Nicolls issued in 1665. They were followed by a group of Scottish settlers who inhabited Freehold Township in about 1682-85, followed several years later by Dutch settlers. The Dutch families who settled in Monmouth County came from Ki...

  • American Revolution: New York and New Jersey campaign (July 1776 - March 1777)

    American Revolution: New York and New Jersey campaign (July 1776 - March 1777) Result: New York: British gain control of New York City, British victory New Jersey: Americans lose and then regain control of New Jersey, American victory The New York and New Jersey campaign was a series of battles for control of New York City and the state of New Jersey in the American Revolutionary Wa...

  • Stowe / Beecher / Lyman / Hawley Families

    Update [Nov 2011]: Here is how these families are connected in Colonial America, which I apparently suspected, but only just now demonstrated: Rev. Samuel Stowe 1623 Ichabod Stowe 1652 Hope Stowe c. 1694 Hope Hawley Esther Hawley Lyman Rev Lyman Beecher

  • Captain John Johnson of Roxbury, MA

    John Johnson was born about 1592 in Ware, Herts, Kent, England. He died on 30 Sept 1659 in Roxbury, Suffolk, MA. Others give his birth date as 1590. John Johnson was one of the founders of the town and church at Roxbury, Massachusetts and, with his sons Issac and Humphrey, was an original donor to the Free School in Roxbury. John Johnson's parents are unknown!!! See Gerald Garth Johnson (Herita...

  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Griffin, 1633

    Griffin was the name of a 17th-century ship known to have sailed between England and English settlements in Massachusetts. Several historical and genealogical references show the Griffin making such journeys in 1633 and 1634. The 1633 journey left at Downs, England and landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts on September 3. This 1633 journey carried religious dissidents, including Thomas Hooker,[1]...

  • Punished in Colonial America

    I've been running across ancestors who were publicly "punished" in Colonial America, have you? Here's a project to remember what they endured. from Crimes and Punishment in Colonial America In Colonial America the court structure was quite different from Great Britain. The colonial system was a hierarchy of overlapping courts and common law was the law of the land. The common law was gr...

  • New Amsterdam - Research & Bibliography

    < BACK . Objective This page serves as an inventory of sources, associations, books and any kind of research into the development of the Dutch province of New Netherland between 1609-1674. Sources Associations of Interest The New Netherland Institute , Albany, NY The Holland Society of New York , New York, NY Society of Daughters of Holland Dames , Baltimore, MD New Netherla...

  • Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

    Williamsburg was the capital of Virginia from 1699-1790, as well as the center of education and culture for the colony. The great political thinkers such as George Washington, Peyton Randolph, and Richard Henry Lee met to discuss and debate the issues of the day at the Raleigh Tavern. Important visitors were invited to dine and dance at the Governor's Palace. The latest English fashions could b...

  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Elizabeth, 1634 & 1635

    THE GREAT MIGRATION: SHIPS TO NEW ENGLAND 1633-35 It an amazing story of Providence and the skill of English seamen that dozens of Atlantic ocean passages were made in little wooden ships bringing our Puritan ancestors to America almost without mishap in the 1630's; the unhappy exception being the harrowing story of the Angel Gabriel , 1635, which met a terrible storm and cast up on the coast...

  • Shopkeepers

    "No man of sense ought to be ashamed of being called a shopkeeper" - Napoleon This is a global project - everyone is invited to add their retailing ancestors to this project (profiles must be set to public). Project collaborators, feel free to update the project description, adding notes, documents, images, resources ... and inviting more collaborators. See Notable Retailers Notes From ...

  • Virginia House of Burgesses

    The Virginia House of Burgesses was the first legislative assembly of elected representatives in North America. The word "Burgess" means an elected or appointed official of a municipality, or the representative of a borough in the English House of Commons. The House was established by the Virginia Company, who created the body as part of an effort to encourage English craftsmen to settle in...

  • Colonial Ancestors of Anne Arundel, MD

    The early (pre-Revolutionary War) colonists of Anne Arundel, MD, seem to have been responsible for an unusual number of descendants. Perhaps this is only because they have been unusually well documented. Families of interest include: Anderson Family Ashman Family Beale Family Boone Family Cheney Family Cromwell Family Dent Family Dorsey Family Edwards Family Fo...

  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Susan and Ellen, 1635

    Great Migration: Ships to New England 1633-1635 It an amazing story of Providence and the skill of English seamen that dozens of Atlantic ocean passages were made in little wooden ships bringing our Puritan ancestors to America almost without mishap in the 1630s; the unhappy exception being the harrowing story of the Angel Gabriel, 1635, which met a terrible storm and cast up on the coast of ...

  • Working with sources: Colonial America

    Umbrella project: "working with sources" Types of sources Family Tradition Family Bible interviews privately published memoirs family trees scrapbooks ... Records Birth / marriage / death Military Land Wills (probate, inventory of estate) Immigration (ship passenger lists) Naturalization (denization) Tax Census Business (invoices) Correspondence Dir...

  • Center Church Crypt, New Haven

    This project identifies Geni Profiles for the New Haven Crypt. The Crypt contains the identified remains of about 137 people, and the likely remains of over 1,000 that are unidentified known crypt inhabitants, list uploaded as a Project document or on this link: New Haven Crypt Names Please join us as a collaborator, add your ancestor's profile, and if possible, link the profile in the "overv...

  • Salem Witch Trials (1692)

    Overview and Scope of Project The goal of this project is to discover our ancestors involved in the notorious Salem Witch Trials , validate their family trees and our own connections to them, and create nigh-quality, genealogically-valid mini biographies for their Profiles. About the Salem Witch Trials The Salem Witch Trials were a series of hearings before local magistrates followed by c...

  • Pioneers of Old Hopewell, New Jersey

    Please add your pioneer and notable ancestors of Hopewell to this project. Collaborators, feel free to update the page, add resources, documents, images ... origins Hopewell’s first inhabitants were Lenapes, an Algonquin tribe who welcomed Europeans because they needed protection from other Indians. Their Hopewell villages were Wissamonson [Woodbridge] and...

  • Hanged in Colonial America

    If you know of a profile representing someone hanged in Colonial America, please add to this project. Additional resource links welcome for the "overview." from Wikipedia John Billington is thought to be one of the first men to be hanged in New England. Billington was convicted of murder in September of 1630 after he shot and killed John Newcomen.[6] During the Salem witch trials, mos...

  • Descendants of Founders of New Jersey

    From The Descendants of Founders of New Jersey : A list of qualifying ancestors is below. The list is not exhaustive, and membership is not limited to descent from one of the names listed. Instead, the names are presented as a starting off point for potential members who may already be able to document descent from one or more of the individuals previously certified as Founders. F...

  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Truelove 1635

    The Truelove left London, England Sept 1635 with her master, John Gibbs, arriving in Massachusetts Bay. The following alphabetical roll is from her departure point, not necessarily who landed. Passenger count was listed as 66, but there are 67 names listed. "xix Sept 1635 Theis under-written names are to be transported to New england imbarqued in the Truelove Jo: Gibbs Mr, the Men have take...

  • Gunsmiths

    A gunsmith is a person who repairs, modifies, designs, or builds guns. Gunsmiths may also apply carvings, engravings and other decorative features to an otherwise finished gun. Please add your ancestors to this project. Profiles must be set to public . This is an international project. To pursue the entirety of this trade, a gunsmith must possess skills as: a parts fabricator a metalw...

  • Founding of New Hampshire

    Let's identify (or create) the Geni profiles for the 80 people & the proprietary governors of what became the "Live Free or Die" state. Collaborators, feel free to update the project - and invite more collaborators. THEY CAME TO FISH In the beginning was the fisherman. And the fisherman came to New Hampshire to fish. His trip was paid for by English investors who did quite well at first. Th...

  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Abigail, 1628

    From The Abigail and John Endicott : On 20th June 1628 the ship Abigail set sail from Weymouth with many Dorset emigrants bound for New England. Under Henry Gauden, the master, they arrived in Salem, Massachusetts on 6th September. This particular passage was important as it carried the new government for the London Plantation. The governor was John Endicott . Passengers known to be on boar...

  • Richard Williams Family

    To document the descendants and ancestry of Richard Williams, the founder of Taunton, Massachusetts. A wonderful multimedia introduction to Richard Williams and Francis Deighton and their hometown can be found on our cousin, Charles Adler's family website . Frances Deighton , sometimes spelled "Dighton". Richard and Francis Williams' descendants are linked in marriage with many well-doc...

  • Early New Hampshire Settlers

    Founders and early settlers of Danville, East Kingston, Hampton Falls, Hampton, Kensington, Kingston, North Hampton, Rye, Sandown and Seabrook, New Hampshire. Time period is the colonial era of New Hampshire circa 1638 to about 1695. Hampton Historical Society: Founder's Park: Families: Batchelder Blake Brown Chase Cole Dalton Dearborn Dow Drake Elkins Fogg Gar...

  • Narragansett Planters

    Please add your "Narragansett planter" families to this project. Collaborators may update the "project" page. From Narragansett Bay: Its Historic and Romantic Associations and Picturesque Setting, by Edgar Mayhew Bacon (Google eBook) 1904 "Until 1647, each town was governed independently. The situation of each is plainly designated upon the map to-day, but where, asks the enquirer af...

  • The Glorious Revolution (1688) and Rebellion in the American Colonies

    The Glorious Revolution of 1688 and Rebellion in the American Colonies This project is to identify profiles of the (sometimes forgotten) patriots who led the way to what became the American nation. Collaborators, please feel free to edit the overview, add resources, and invite more collaborators. background The Glorious Revolution - Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights The Magna Carta s...

  • Early American Heroines

    Let's hear it for the ladies! I invite everyone to locate on Geni, document their genealogies, and create biographies for the inspiring women of what became the United States of America. Native Americans, Women of the Spanish and French colonies, Early American settlers, frontierswomen, families of the Royal Governors ... don't let my ideas limit yours. I think of the War of 1812 as the cutoff ...

  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Blessing, 1635

    The Blessing, June 1635 From June 1635. Theis under written names are to be transported to New England imbarqued in the Blessing Jo: Lecester Mr the p'rties having brought Cert. from the minister and Justices of their conformitie being no Subsedy men, tooke ye oaths of Alleg: and Supremacie: Willm Cope 26 (usually spelled "Copp") Richard Cope 24 (usually spelled "Copp") Thomas Kin...

  • State of Massachusetts

    About the Massachusetts project The Massachusetts project is created in order to facilitate those researching ancestors or relatives in Massachusetts or elsewhere in the world but with roots or relatives in Massachusetts. We encourage everyone with links in Massachusetts to communicate and explore a common ancestry. In this portal you will find sources and discussions that will help you w...

  • New England Puritans

    Particularly in the years after 1630, Puritans left for New England, supporting the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and other settlements. The large-scale Puritan emigration to New England then ceased, by 1641, with around 21,000 having moved across the Atlantic. This English-speaking population in America did not all consist of colonists, since many returned, but produced more than 16...

  • Reed / Read / Reade Family

    Researching your Reed / Read / Reade / Reede / Reid family? Join forces by collaborating and bring your profiles over (must be set to public). There are many distinct lines for this common surname and sometimes it's just as important to know who we aren't.

  • General Court of the Colony of Connecticut

    This is a place for all men who served as members of the General Court of the Colony of Connecticut during the 1636 - 1776 period, before it was replaced by the Connecticut General Assembly (which remains today). The seat of the Court was originally at Hartford, then began alternating with New Haven when that colony merged with the Connecticut Colony. Other information will be here when som...

  • Dummer's War

    Dummer's War (1722–1725), also known as Lovewell's War, Father Rale's War, Greylock's War, the Three Years War, the 4th Indian War[2] or the Wabanaki-New England War of 1722–1725,[3] was a series of battles between British settlers of the three northernmost British colonies of North America of the time and the Wabanaki Confederacy (specifically Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, and Abenaki), w...

  • Continental Congress

    Overview The Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that became the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution. The Congress met from 1774 to 1789 in three incarnations. The leader, moderator or presiding member was not officially given the title of President until the Articles of Confederation were ratified. The First Continent...

  • Early and Notable Families of Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1818

    Early History of Charlestown Thomas Walford and his wife Jane Walford (Guy) were the original English settlers of Mishawaum (later Charlestown); they settled there in 1624. They were given a grant by Sir Robert Gorges, with whom they had settled at Wessagusset (Weymouth) in September 1623. John Endicott, first governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, had sent William, Richard and Ralph Sprague t...

  • American Revolution: Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge (1776)

    Please add profiles for those who fought in this battle to the project. Must be set to public. From North Carolina History Project Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge Labeled the "Lexington and Concord of the South" by many historians. In February of 1776, North Carolina Patriots embattled several hundred Tories at Moore’s Creek Bridge, and it was the first battle on North Carolina so...

  • Early Settlers of Woodstock, Connecticut

    Please add profiles representing the "founding families" of Woodstock. Profiles must be set to "public.". The resources collected on the media gallery are available for all - and please do contribute more. A Brief History of the Town of Woodstock, CT From The Town of Woodstock : In 1636, Thomas Hooker and his party may have passed by way of the Connecticut Path, going to settle what is no...

  • Original Settlers of Dedham, Massachusetts

    Please add profiles representing the "founding families" of Dedham. Profiles must be set to "public.". The resources collected on the media gallery are available for all - and please do contribute more. Background From the Dedham Historical Society : There was a land hunger in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, almost from the beginning. As early as 1634, the Newtown (Cambridge) folk were seek...

  • North Carolina

    Umbrella project for projects related to North Carolina - please link them in the "related projects" drop down box (on the right). Nickname(s): Tar Heel State; Old North State Motto(s): Esse quam videri: "To be, rather than to seem" (official); First in Flight No profiles please. From Wikipedia Spanish colonial forces were the first Europeans to make a permanent settlement in the ...

  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Phillip, 1635

    bring your ancestor profiles on over. Must be set to "public." The Phillip sailed from Gravesend to Virginia June 1635 under Master Richard Morgan "20 June 1635" Theis under-written names are to be transported to Virginea embarqued in the Phillip Richard Morgan Mr the Men have been examined by the Minister of the towne of Gravesend of their conformities to the orders & discipline of the...

  • New Sweden, Settlers 1638-1664

    Dr. Peter Stebbins Craig has after years of investigations compiled a list of early colonists in New Sweden. The list replaces the one published by Amandus Johnson in his classic book Swedish Settlements on the Delaware River from 1911. Below is a list of settlers mentioned in the article. People are indexed on both given names and possible surnames or additional names. Most of the Finns came f...

  • Tailors

    TAILOR for MEN's wear : for WOMEN's wear : Female tailor ??? EN : a Tailor ~ Clothier ~ Sarto IS ??? a craftsman/woman who.....etc. NL : Kleermaker / KleermaakSTer ~ Snijder ~ Tailleur ~ FR : Tailleur ~ Couturier / couturière ~ Clothier ~ DE : Schneider / Schneiderin ? ES : Sastre / Costurera ~ IT : Sarto / Sasta PO : Alfaiate / Costureira Hindi : दर&#...

  • Huguenots of Colonial New England

    Most of the Huguenot congregations (or individuals) in North America eventually affiliated with other Protestant denominations with more numerous members. The Huguenots adapted quickly and often began to marry outside their immediate French communities fairly rapidly, which led to their assimilation. Their descendants in many families continued to use French first names and surnames for their c...

  • West Jersey Proprietors

    Since April 1688 The Proprietors of the Gloucester Tenth have met annually on this spot to elect members to represent them in the Council of  the General Proprietors of  the Western Division of New Jersey The goal of this project is to showcase the original proprietors of West Jersey. background From Wikipedia The Dutch defeated New Sweden in 1655. Settlement...

  • Parsons Family

    Calling all Parsons! Let's link our family trees together. Parsons (surname) Parsons as a surname has an occupational meaning, and refers to a parson's servant or a person that worked in the parson's house. Another meaning of the surname is the parson's son . Notable people with the surname of Parsons include: Alan Parsons (born 1948), British musician and record producer Albert Par...

  • Original Planters: Woburn, Massachusetts, 1640

    History Woburn was first settled in 1640 near Horn Pond, a primary source of the Mystic River, and was officially incorporated in 1642. At that time the area included present day towns of Woburn, Winchester, Burlington, and parts of Stoneham and Wilmington. In 1730 Wilmington separated from Woburn. In 1799 Burlington separated from Woburn; in 1850 Winchester did so, too. Woburn got its na...

  • Earliest Settlers: Marshfield, Massachusetts, 1643

    from: From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 7 [July, 1853], pages 276-278 About the year 1632, the inconvenience of going to Plymouth (about 12 miles) for everything being very great, a few precincts were formed, which were subsequently incorporated into towns. To prevent as much as possible a removal of the better sort of persons from Plymouth, it was thought ...

  • John Gallop

    This project has been moribund for a while and needs to be refreshed. First, it would be good to add all the profiles of the Gallup descendants to the project. There are a lot of descendants! Second, it would be great if we highlighted the notable Gallup descendants, with a short statement about their accomplishment(s), starting with the Gallup line itself. Third, we can have a section that lin...

  • Sources : Colonial American

    < BACK to the Sources Workstream Index . Sources : Colonial American . Objective This project aims to research and identify the most reliable sources and prevalent theories for genealogical research around Colonial America Status IN PROGRESS Scope This project focuses on Time Frame: until 1776 Dynasties: (PLACEHOLDER) Geographies: North America, modern day USA Historical p...

  • Albion's Seed

    WORK IN PROGRESS Hyperlinks refer to Wikipedia pages where more information can be found . Motives Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: a Cultural History) From Library Journal This cultural history explains the European settlement of the United States as voluntary migrations from four English cultural centers. Families of zealous, literate Puritan yeomen an...

  • Early Settlers of Kittery, Maine

    Bring your ancestor profiles on over. Must be set to public. Town of Kittery, ME - Historical Notes from  One act of the court of elections held on October 20, 1647 , was memorable : the erection of the Piscataqua Plantations into a town, the first in our present State of Maine, by the name of Kittery , which embraced the present town of that name, the Berwicks and Eliot. T...

  • Original Proprietors: Hartford, CT

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  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Diligent, 1638

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