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  • King's Daughters

    Introduction The King's Daughters (French: Filles du Roi; Filles du Roy) is a term used to refer to the approximately 800 young French women who immigrated to New France between 1663 and 1673 as part of a program sponsored by Louis XIV . The program was designed to boost Canada's population both by encouraging male immigrants to settle there, and by promoting marriage, family formation and th...

  • Founding of Detroit

    The city of Detroit , the largest city in the state of Michigan, developed from a small fur trading post of New France to a world-class industrial powerhouse and the fourth largest American city by the mid 20th century. America's "motor city" was founded on July 24th, 1701. It is the first European settlement above tidewater in North America. It was under French rule from 1701 - 1760, when it...

  • Colonial Americas Portal

    This is the master project for all European Colonial Regions throughout the Americas; North, Central, South and the Caribbean. North America New England New France New Netherland - Dutch-United States New Spain New Sweden Alaska - Russian colonization of the Americas Portuguese colonization of the Americas

  • Detroit, Michigan

    Goal and Scope of this Project This project is a description of the city of Detroit, its history and people that made it famous. The story of Detroit--and this project--starts from the first recorded mention of the site in 1670, when French missionaries found a stone idol venerated by the Indians there and destroyed it with an axe. Detroit on the map today. Toponymy How to Input Locat...

  • New France

    Introduction This is a sub-project for the Colonial Americas Master Project . New France (French: Nouvelle-France) was the area colonized by France in North America during a period beginning with the exploration of the Saint Lawrence River by Jacques Cartier in 1534 and ending with the cession of New France to Spain and Great Britain in 1763. At its peak in 1712 (before the Treaty of Utrech...

  • Acadians of New France

    To identify and verify the family histories of Acadians in New France, particularly before the deportation of the early 18th century. Please see to explore the scope of Acadia. First Steps: Please add any profiles that you have access to. Once the profiles have been identified, then the task of untangling can begin!