Genealogy Projects tagged with Great Britain on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Speakers of the British House of Commons

    The Speaker of the House of Commons is the presiding officer of the House of Commons, the United Kingdom's lower chamber of Parliament. The Speaker presides over the House's debates, determining which members may speak. The Speaker is also responsible for maintaining order during debate, and may punish members who break the rules of the House. Unlike presiding officers of legislatures in many...

  • Counties of England - United Kingdom

    List of counties of England England is a nation within the United Kingdom See Old Counties Map and select "full view" for detailed image of the map right This is the hub project for the counties of England. The history of local government in the United Kingdom differs between England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and the subnational divisions within these which have been called c...

  • 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...

  • War of Jenkins' Ear

    War of Jenkins' Ear was a conflict between Great Britain and Spain that lasted from 1739 to 1748, with major operations largely ended by 1742. Its unusual name, coined by Thomas Carlyle in 1858, relates to Robert Jenkins, captain of a British merchant ship, who exhibited his severed ear in Parliament following the boarding of his vessel by Spanish coast guards in 1731. This affair and a number ...