Genealogy Projects tagged with Maroons on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Palmares Republic in Brazil

    Palmares, or Quilombo dos Palmares, was a fugitive community of escaped slaves and others in colonial Brazil that developed from 1605 until its suppression in 1694. It was located in what is today the Brazilian state of Alagoas. ( ) Zumbi and Palmares, Brazil ). The largest of the quilombos was the Quilombo dos Palmares, located in today's Alagoas state, governed by semi-mythical leaders Gang...

  • Maroon Culture

    This project is a product and sister to the Facebook group of the same name: Maroon Culture . WHO AND WHAT ARE MAROONS? The word Maroon is said to stem from the spanish word 'Cimarron', which means (from the colonialist's perspective) uncontrollable, 'wild, and untamed'. The etymological root of 'Cima' means top, as it relates to the mountains. The etymological root of 'Maron' goes back to ...

  • Maroons of Jamaica

    Scope of Project This project is a sub-project of Jamaica "Out Of many, One People" project, and reflection of the Maroon history of Jamaica, West Indies. The Maroons are descended from runaway slaves who established free communities in the mountainous interior of Jamaica during the long era of slavery in the island. African slaves imported during the Spanish period may have provided the fi...

  • Portland, Jamaica West Indies

    Under Constuction S. W. Year 1734-1735 St George King George the second Towns Buff Bay Cattawood Spring Hope Bay Manchioneal Nanny Town Port Antonio, Capital St. Margaret's Bay [ San San] Boston Drapers William Williams(sl o ) Humphreys(sl o) __________________________ A Anderson Allen Alridge B Bryan Blake Baker Lorenz...