Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Project Tags

view all


  • Martha Bratton (1749 - 1816)
    DAR# A013870 Poisened 16 men at the "Battle of Huck's Defeat" Martha and her husband were entrusted with a precious commodity back then - gun powder. With her husband away, Martha was left in charg...
  • Marie Stopes, D.Sc., Ph.D. (1880 - 1958)
    Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes (15 October 1880 – 2 October 1958) was a British author, palaeobotanist, campaigner for women's rights and pioneer in the field of birth control. She was the ...
  • Elizabeth Van Lew (Union spy) (1818 - 1900)
    Elizabeth Van Lew (October 25, 1818 – September 25, 1900) was a well-born Richmond, Virginia resident who built and operated an extensive spy ring for the United States during the American Civ...
  • Margaret Alice Lili de WIndt, Ranee of Sarawak (1849 - 1936)
    See Wikipedia... Margaret, Lady Brooke, The Ranee of Sarawak (1849 – 1936) was queen consort of the second White Rajah of Sarawak, Charles Anthony Johnson Brooke. She published her memoir My...

Makeda, Queen of Sheba, "I am not a woman but a world".

Strong, spirited women whose transcedental lives, or whose legendary stories, have elevated mankind with either their mystique, incomparable ethereal beauty, wisdom, wit, virtue, grace, talent, kindness or exceptional courage.

Start your "Legendary Heroines*" genealogical journey, Experience past worlds, Stroll through the annals of world history to meet the remarkable ancestors upon whose stalwart shoulders we stand today.

In this featured project, we will encounter the influence and persuasiveness of the Feminine Mystique's power through the ages. Each heroine* personifies outstanding attributes of their times to help you capture the spirit of the times, and the mood of the moment.

Be awed by the transcendental qualities of the Breathtaking, Bold, Brave Women of the Sacred Scriptures, and the Powerful Women Icons of Ancient/Classical Civilizations and Dynasties.

Admire the Zealous, Valiant, Spirited, Pioneering, Wise Women of the Middle Ages who paved the way for the Passionate, Creative, Revolutionary,'Luminary Renaissance Thinkers.

Finally, revel in the victories of the newly empowered Liberated Femme Fatales of the previous century, champion crusaders of Liberty, unbridled Free Spirits who campaigned so that we should be able to enjoy our new Millennium free of all gender challenges in an Altruistic, Unconventional, Boundary Breaking 21st Century.

We end our historical tour by paying homage to immortal portraits of Women through the Ages. Please note, to meet the bright new living legends of tomorrow, just catch another project tour.

Please note that this is an ongoing project, please feel free to join and add to the list of audacious women who made a difference!

Breathtaking, Bold, Brave Unpredictable Women of the Sacred Scriptures'

Powerful Women Icons of Ancient/Classical Civilizations and Dynasties

Spirited, Valiant, Pioneering, Wise Women of the Middle Ages 500 - 1500CE

Creative, Revolutionary, Luminary Thinkers and Leaders (1500 - 1900)

Contemporary Femme Fatales, Liberated, Strong, Independant Free Spirits' 1900 - 2013

Paintings: The Saints & Sirens, Women Immortalized by Artists



*Please note: Currently Living Legends best belong to other projects. *'Browse all 160+ profiles . . .

  • Heroine |ˈherō-in| Is a woman admired or idealized for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities .
  • (in mythology and folklore) a woman of superhuman qualities and often semidivine origin, in particular one whose dealings with the gods were the subject of ancient Greek myths and legends. ORIGIN mid 17th cent. (in the sense [demigoddess, venerated woman] )
  • French héroïne
  • Latin heroina,
  • Greek hērōinē. Feminine of hērōs ‘hero.’

Links and resources