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  • New Zealand Pioneer Families 1800-1900

    This project is to catalog the first generation of immigrants to New Zealand in the 19th century, and to organise the information and place them into the ships they arrived on. Please add your pioneer ancestors to the project by going to their profile, click "actions" click "add to project". Please make sure the profile is set to public. all Kiwis are welcome join and contribute :) Families...

  • Pioneers of California

    Pioneers of California will include those who emigrated to California prior to the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 . Although California was admitted to the Union in 1850, travel between California and the rest of the continental U.S. remained time consuming and dangerous. Once the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens came west, mar...

  • 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...

  • Lost Along the Way: Mormon Pioneers on the Westward Journey

    This is a Master Project designed to honor Mormon Pioneers who died along the trail; there is a sub project specifically for the tragedy of the Martin/Willey Handcart Company - Hunt and Hodgett Wagon Company of 1856 . "That the struggles, the sacrifices, and the sufferings of the faithful pioneers and the cause they represented shall never be forgotten." - Winter Quarters Monument The Mormo...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Prince Edward Island

    Pioneers of Canada - Prince Edward Island ====History===The first inhabitants of PEI were ancestors of the Mi’kmaq. There is evidence they occupied sites on PEI as many as 10,000 years ago by crossing the low plain now covered by Northumberland Strait. Occupation since that time has most likely been continuous, although there are some indications that there may have been seasonal migrati...

  • Pioneers of the Old Southwest Territory (Tennessee), 1791-1796

    Bring your pioneer ancestors on over. Profiles must be set to public. The Territory South of the River Ohio, more commonly known as the Southwest Territory, was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from May 26, 1790, until June 1, 1796, when it was admitted to the United States as the State of Tennessee . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ George Washington Philadelph...

  • Computer pioneers

    Computer pioneers whose contributions in the theoretical, technical and/or commercial fields of computing are outstanding and highly significant in the further development of computer-related disciplines. List of notable computer pioneers Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE Inventor of the World Wide Web Vannevar Bush , American engineer and science administrator; best-known for...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pioneers of Space

    In the year 2014 we are still in a pioneering phase of "space: the final frontier.". So please add profiles to this project of the men and women of "this" planet who are making it possible to dream of "other" planets. Note: there is a separate project for Astronauts and Cosmonauts From A Brief History of Space Exploration : Humans have dreamed about spaceflight since antiquity. The Chines...

  • 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...

  • New Zealand Settler Ships - Comte de Paris 1840

    The ship Comte de Paris landed at Akaroa in August 1840 carrying French and German families. Cabin Passengers Belligny Pierre Joseph France Agent for Nanto-Bordelaise Co Belligny Eugène de France Cousin to above Other Settlers Bauriaud Elie 31 Charente-Maritime, France Nurseryman & Gardener Marie Annette 34 Benoit Jac...

  • No Wealth for Levinia

    Levinia Perry arrived in Mountain City, Colorado Territory, from Cornwall, England, on September 21, 1863. The day she stepped off the stagecoach, she married her sweetheart Hugh Champion, who had waited for her for two long years. This book, authored by her granddaughter Amy Hoskin Hill and adapted by the author's grandson Dennis Mayfield, tells the true story of Levinia's struggles in the m...

  • Pioneers of the Northwest Territory (Ohio), 1738

    Come on over and being your ancestors with you. Profiles must be set to public. from Wikipedia The first group of these early American pioneers to the Northwest Territory is sometimes referred to as “the forty-eight” or the “first forty-eight”, and also as the “founders of Ohio”. These first forty-eight men were carefully chosen and vetted by se...

  • 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...

  • Mormon Pioneer Company Leaders

    This project is a sub project of the Mormon Pioneers (1847-1868) Master Project This project covers all company commanders of the Mormon Pioneer migrations from 1847-1868) Finding Aids Alphabetical Company List Chronological Company List Alphabetical List of all Company Commander Names and Year of Departure Horace M. Alexander (1847) Isaac Allred (1855) [Fred C. Anderson] (186...

  • Wyoming Pioneers

    Wyoming Pioneers are those who emigrated to the Wyoming Territory prior to statehood in 1890. The usual indication that a person was a pioneer is a listing in 1870 or 1880 censuses for Wyoming, or a land entry dated before 1890. County records are also good sources of information. Wyoming is the iconic state of the Old West. The United States acquired international title to the area east of t...

  • Signers of the Cumberland Compact 1780

    Please join and bring your pioneer ancestors with you. Cumberland Compact from Westerly Journeys - COLONIAL KENTUCKY FRONTIER In the spring of 1780 despite the hazards of life at the frontier, Judge Richard Henderson initiated the Cumberland Compact and obtained the signatures of 236 would-be settlers to the land south of Kentucky called "Tennessee." Many of his own family were among ...