American Revolutionary War Genealogy Project on Geni

Posted April 19, 2016 by Amanda | No Comment

Are you searching for your American Revolutionary War ancestors? You may want to check out the American Revolutionary War genealogy project on Geni!

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Collaborate with others in Geni’s friendly and knowledgable community of researchers to discover the Patriots in your family tree.

The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

On April 19, 1775, battle broke out at Lexington as British forces and American colonial militias fought for the first time, marking the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. Thanks to the warnings of Paul Revere and William Dawes, the American militias were able to come together quickly to fend off the British troops.

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Patriot Captain John Parker led the first group of men to encounter the incoming British forces at Lexington. When the two groups met, shots rang out despite orders to stand down on both sides. Although the origins of the first shots remain unknown, the Battles of Lexington and Concord marked the beginning of the American Revolution.

The events of the day were later immortalized by Ralph Waldo Emerson in the poem “Concord Hymn” and the line “the shot heard ’round the world” became a fixture in American lore. Emerson had his own personal connection with the early days of the Revolution. His grandfather, William Emerson, Sr., was a witness to the War’s first battle at Concord and served as a chaplain of the Continental Army.

Collaborate with Other Genealogists

Geni’s projects are a great way to organize profiles under a specific research topic and to connect and work with others who are interested in the same topics.

From the most notable figures of the Revolution to the ordinary militiamen, the American Revolutionary War project includes over 11,000 related profiles found on Geni. Here you can also discover other similar genealogy projects that meet your research interests or even create a new one yourself.

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Do you have ancestors who were a part of the American Revolution? Join the American Revolutionary War genealogy project on Geni to collaborate and connected with others to uncover your shared American Revolutionary War relatives!

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