Genealogy Projects tagged with american history on the Geni Family Tree

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  • American Revolutionary War

    For DAR information, see Daughters of the American Revolution ‎. The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) or American War of Independence began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and concluded in a global war between several European great powers. The war was the culmination of the political American Revolution, wher...

  • Spanish American War

    The Spanish–American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States. It ultimately ended with the Americans defeating the Spaniards. Revolts against Spanish rule had been endemic for decades in Cuba and were closely watched by Americans; there had been war scares before, as in the Virginius Affair in 1873. By 1897–98, American public opinion grew angrier at reports...

  • Early Families of Scituate, Massachusetts

    Scituate, Massachusetts is a small town on the South Shore of Massachusetts, south of Boston and northwest of the start of Cape Cod. It was first resettled by Europeans starting in 1623, with major resettlement beginning in 1627 and 1628 under the jurisdiction of the General Court at Plymouth. By 1636, it was developed enough to begin managing some of its own affairs. 31 of the earliest famil...

  • Other People in the American Civil War

    A project for the lesser figures in the American Civil War. Related Geni Projects For notable family members: "US Civil War Notables" For Battles and Units: The Civil War 1861-1865 Illinois Adjutant General's Report, Regimental and Unit Histories 1861– 1866 "Croatian Soldiers in American-Civil War, 1861-1865" "United States Colored Troops" Civil War Databases;...

  • Early Families of Salem, Massachuetts

    Salem, located at the mouth of the Naumkeag river at the site of an ancient Native American village and trading center, was first settled by Europeans in 1626, when a company of fishermen from Cape Ann led by Roger Conant arrived. Conant's leadership had provided the stability to survive the first two years, but he was immediately replaced by John Endecott , one of the new arrivals, by order of...

  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Mayflower, 1620

    The Geni profiles included are of the passengers of the ship Mayflower, arrived at Provincetown Harbor, Plymouth Colony in what is now Massachusetts, United States, on 11 November 1620. For more information about Geni Projects, see the Geni Wiki Projects Page . If you would like to contribute to this page, please contact the Project Manager or one of the Project Collaborators. Click here for ...

  • Folk Heroes

    What is a "folk hero?" Here's a definition from American Folk Heroes Folk heroes and heroines are not born as superstars. In fact they often begin life as everyday people who are transformed into extraordinary people by significant life events, often in response to social injustice, and sometimes in response to natural disasters. In all cases they are individuals who have found a way to a...

  • Blacks in the American Revolution

    Crispus Attucks was a black man in the American Revolutionary War, was the first person shot to death by British redcoats during the Boston Massacre, in Boston, Massachusetts, March 5, 1770. He has been named as the first martyr of the American Revolutionary War. Little is known for certain about Crispus Attucks beyond that he, along with Samuel Gray and James Caldwell, died "on the spot" dur...

  • American Revolution: Battle of Bunker Hill (1775)

    Please add your ancestors who fought in America's iconic battle to the project. Collaborators, feel free to update the front page, add resources, images, documents ... And invite more collaborators. The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, mostly on and around Breed's Hill, during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War. From The True Story of the Battle of...

  • US Civil War Notables

    This project focuses on Civil War "notables" from the Union and Confederate armies and their families. Meaning of the word notables: NOTABLES, noun famous or important persons worthy of attention or notice; remarkable. including officers, volunteers, and draftees on both sides who are or should be recognized for their "NOTABLE" activities during the American Civil War —...

  • Assassinated American politicians

    List of assassinated American politicians Assassinated American Politicians This is a list of assassinated American politicians. Individuals listed were either elected or appointed to office, or were candidates for elected office. Political assassinations have been happening in the United States almost since the country was born. Alphabetic Wikipedia List Charles Bent - 184...

  • State of Massachusetts

    About the Massachusetts project The Massachusetts project is created in order to facilitate those researching ancestors or relatives in Massachusetts or elsewhere in the world but with roots or relatives in Massachusetts. We encourage everyone with links in Massachusetts to communicate and explore a common ancestry. In this portal you will find sources and discussions that will help you w...

  • California Gold Rush

    The Gist: All people associated with the California Gold Rush era. Brief History In January of 1848, James Marshall had a work crew camped on the American River at Coloma near Sacramento. The crew was building a saw mill for John Sutter. On the cold, clear morning of January 24, Marshall found a few tiny gold nuggets. Thus began one of the largest human migrations in history as a half-mil...

  • Old West Gunfighters

    Old west gunfighters refers to outlaws or lawmen, of the American frontier who gained fame or notoriety during the American Wild West or Old West. The term gunslinger is a modern, 20th century invention, often used in cinema or other media to refer to men in the American Old West who had gained a reputation as being dangerous with a gun. A gunfighter may or may not be an outlaw or a lawman. An ...

  • Texas Feuds

    Though feuds and range wars were rampant throughout the American West, it seems the Lone Star State wins the "prize" for having the most. In virtually every county in the state, bitter wars were waged, often beginning with a few family members before growing to include hundreds of men. From disputes rising out of Civil War sympathies, to cattle thievery, and old-fashioned arguments between neig...

  • Stephen Hopkins Family

    Scope of Project To correct, verify and document the family tree for that quite amazing "ordinary" man, the adventurous Stephen Hopkins (1581-1644). Resources For more about resourcing and a listing of general genealogical resources, see Resources Contributions welcome. Notables Stephen Hopkins, "Mayflower" Passenger The Geni Master Profile See Naming Conventions for n...