Genealogy Projects tagged with French on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Deerfield Massachusetts Massacre of 1704

    The 1704 Raid on Deerfield, MA occurred February 29 when French and Native American forces attacked the English frontier settlement at Deerfield, Massachusetts, just before dawn, burning part of the town, killing 56 villagers, and taking 109 settlers captive. This was part of the larger Queen Anne's War. The 'lucky' ones were murdered outright, others were captured and forced to walk to Quebe...

  • People on French Stamps

    En 1852, la première personne réelle à être représentée est, de son vivant, le président de la République Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte. Le premier défunt honoré est Louis Pasteur sur une série d'usage courant en 1923, inaugurant les premiers timbres sur des personnages célèbres. Dernière mise-...

  • 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...

  • French Creoles of Louisiana

    Most of the original caucasian settlers of Avoyelles have French origins. The original 50 or so families who settled in Avoyelles in the late 1700s mostly came from Pointe Coupee, and for the most part were the children or grandchildren of direct-French immigrants, known locally as French Creoles, not to be confused with the Creole families of New Orleans. A few of these early Avoyelles familie...