Genealogy Projects tagged with gold on the Geni Family Tree

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  • South Africa - History and Families of Pilgrim's Rest

    "I doubt that a more cosmopolitan assembly of people, sharing such diverse skills and talents, encompassing such a broad spectrum of human strengths and weaknesses, emotions and wills has ever been assembled in such a remote and beautiful setting as the Pilgrims Rest gold rush." Louis-John Havemann Pilgrim's Rest, if one regards the entire area from Sabie to Bourke's Luck as a gold field, pro...

  • South Africa - History and Families of Kaapsehoop

    Kaapsehoop South Africa (established in 1882) Coordinates for finding Kaapsehoop on Google Earth. 25°35'28.66"S 30°45'59.65"E or click here to see it in Google Maps. Brief History It was the discovery of gold in 1882 the streams around what is known today as Kaapsehoop also known as Kaapshehoop or Kaapschehoop that led to the establishment of the town. Gold was also discovered...

  • Goldsmiths and Silversmiths

    Bring your precious metal working ancestors on over to this project. Project collaborators, feel free to update the overview, especially the "notables" and "sources" sections. I hope from use of this project to see a human family history of working with gold and silver, through history and around the world. Profiles must be set to public. Goldsmiths from Wikipedia A goldsmith is a...

  • "All That Glitters..." MINING the world

    This is intended to be the Over-Arching Site Index of Geni projects about Mining across the world and across human history. America The California Gold Rush South Africa 'Diamonds & Dust; Gold & Ganja' - Mining South Africa Pilgrim's Rest History and Families of Kaapsehoop The Oppenheimers in SA British Isles the Bevin Boys Canada Fraser River British Columbia

  • 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...

  • Mining Idaho ~ The Gem State

    Gold Rush When gold in California began to peter out, miners sought gold in other places, including Colorado, Nevada, Montana … and Idaho. Idaho’s rugged mountains presented a real challenge to prospectors and travelers alike. Still, by 1860, a man named Elias Davidson Pierce asked the Nez Perce natives if he could prospect on their lands. They said no, so in true prospector tra...