Genealogy Projects tagged with Exploration on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Conquistadores españoles

    Los conquistadores españoles fueron los soldados, exploradores y aventureros españoles que pusieron diversos pueblos y territorios de las Américas bajo el dominio de la Corona Española, durante la llamada era de los descubrimientos, la cual siguió a la llegada de Felipe II , el cual prohibía los actos de conquista, denominándose a partir de enton...

  • Pioneers of Canada

    Pioneers of Canada =This project will act as an umbrella project for all province's pioneers.==The Settlement of Canada:== ===An Overview=== By Ève Préfontaine North America was inhabited when Europeans first officially arrived in the 16th century. About 300,000 Aboriginal peoples were living in different areas of this vast territory at that time.===The first inhabitants===Aborigi...

  • Geographers and Cartographers

    Geographers and Cartographers Geographers ...are scholars whose area of study is geography, the study of Earth's natural environment and human society. Geographers study how the natural environment contributes to the human society and how the human society affects the natural environment Sir John Barrow was a fellow of the Royal Society, was also a member of the Raleigh Club, a forerunn...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Quebec

    Pioneers of Canada - Quebec Pictured right: Victor Begin was the only French Canadian officer serving in the NorthWest Mounted Police. and he had been with them for 15 years. If you would like to know a bit more, please consult the Skagway Historical Society which has posted a brief biography of Joseph Victor Begin. History: From New France to Confederation French colonization started w...

  • Astronauts and Cosmonauts

    Astronauts Cosmonauts Wikipedia Astronaut or cosmonaut is a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft. Cosmonaut's Day On April 7, 2011 United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring April 12 as the International Day of Human Space Flight.* Space Exploration commemorative US Stamps. --------...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Ontario

    Pioneers of Canada - Ontario ===History=====Aboriginal Settlement===The first residents of Ontario arrived during the last ice age, approximately 10,000 years ago. As the ice retreated Ontario's paleo-Indian inhabitants moved into the northern region of the province. For many years Ontario's Aboriginal peoples probably lived by fishing and hunting; deer, elk, bear and beaver could be found in t...

  • Pioneers of Canada - British Columbia

    Pioneers of Canada - British Columbia History Aboriginal Settlement The coasts and interior valleys of British Columbia were first occupied sometime after the last Ice Age. Occupation of some sites in BC has been confirmed by carbon dating at about 6,000–8,000 years ago. The people of the Northwest Coast lived in autonomous villages of 200 to 1,000 people and had access to a partic...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Saskatchewan

    Pioneers of Canada - Saskatchewan ==History====Aboriginal Settlement===The earliest human inhabitants of the area that became Saskatchewan were nomadic Aboriginal peoples grouped roughly from north to south as follows: three tribes of the Athapaskan linguistic group (the Chipewyan, the Amisk and the Slavey); two groups speaking Algonquian (the Cree and the Blackfoot); and two tribes of the Siou...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Manitoba

    Pioneers of Canada - Manitoba ==Settlement=Agricultural settlement began in 1812 with the arrival of Lord Selkirk's settlers at Point Douglas, now within the boundaries of Winnipeg. Over the next 45 years, the Red River Colony at Assiniboia survived hail, frost, floods, grasshoppers, skirmishes with the Nor'Westers and an HBC monopoly. Expansionist sentiment from both Minnesota and Upper Canada...

  • Pioneers of Canada - New Brunswick

    Pioneers of Canada - New Brunswick ===Exploration==When the French attempted settlement, first at the mouth of the St Croix River in 1604 and later at Port-Royal, they were welcomed by the Micmac, who taught them how to survive. After the French had shifted their interest to Québec, the native people helped a few young men who remained, including Charles de Saint-Étienne de La Tou...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Labrador

    Pioneers of Canada - Labrador History The Labrador coast has been occupied for a very long time. Evidence of Maritime Archaic Native occupation, dating back at least 7000 years, has been found at L'ANSE AMOUR BURIAL SITE in the south. Labrador was likely the "Markland" of the Viking sagas, which described the anomalous silvery beaches near Groswater Bay. BASQUE fishermen established a great...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Nova Scotia

    Pioneers of Canada - Nova Scotia ===People=====Settlement and Immigration===The French who established the first successful settlement of Europeans in the province at Port-Royal in 1605 named it Acadia, from the name assigned to the coast by Giovanni da Verrazzano. Lasting British settlement did not occur until the founding of Halifax in 1749 by Governor Edward Cornwallis who brought with him s...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Yukon

    Pioneers of Canada - Yukon ===History=====Aboriginal Settlement===While it is one of the youngest parts of Canada in terms of European settlement, the Yukon (along with Alaska) is the oldest continuously inhabited part of North America. The earliest human inhabitants arrived via a land bridge across the Bering Strait from Asia. The date this occurred, however, is subject to considerable debate ...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Newfoundland & Labrador

    Pioneers of Canada - Newfoundland & Labrador ===History=====Aboriginal Settlement===During the prehistoric period, a group of people referred to by archeologists as the Maritime Archaic lived in the area now known Newfoundland and Labrador from about 8000 to 3200 BCE. They were followed by the Palaeo-eskimo, who lived in the region from about 2800 to 600 BCE, and then the Recent Indians, presen...