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  • Notable Americans of Dutch descent

    Notable Americans of Dutch descent The first Dutch settlers arrived in 1624 and founded a number of villages and a town called New Amsterdam on the East Coast, which would become the future world metropolis of New York. According to the 2006 United States Census, more than 5 million Americans claim total or partial Dutch heritage. Today the majority of the Dutch Americans live in California, ...

  • Swiss Americans

    Swiss Americans are Americans of Swiss descent, including those whose ancestors spoke Swiss German, Swiss French, Swiss Italian, and Romansh. Today, there are approximately 1 million Americans who identify as Swiss American. Purpose of project Please use this project as a place to connect with others tracing their Swiss ancestry, share resources you find, offer helpful tips, ask questions a...

  • Welsh Americans

    Welsh Americans / Americanwyr Cymreig Welsh Americans are Americans whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in Wales. In the 2008 U.S. Census community survey, an estimated 1.98 million Americans stated that they had Welsh ancestry, amounting to 0.6% of the total U.S. population. This compares with a population of 3 million in Wales. However, 3.8% of Americans appear to bear a Welsh surnam...

  • Norwegian American

    Emigration from Norway to the United States of America. This project is about emigrants from Norway to USA. Index Links Norwegian-American Settlements in The US From which county in Norway was the emigrants born? Østfold Akershus Oslo Hedmark Oppland Buskerud Vestfold Telemark Aust Agder Vest Agder Rogaland Hordaland Sogn og Fjordane Møre ...

  • Founders of Famous American Businesses

    The founders of American companies of world renown.

  • English-language writers

    English-language writers are people who produces nonfictional writing or literary art such as novels, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, or essays in the English language.

  • American slave owners

    American slave owners or slaveholders were owners of slaves in the United States which typically worked either as agriculture laborers or house servants. The practice was common until its abolition in 1865 with the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution. For the time being, we are using this as the Slavery Plantation umbrella or portal. Lis...

  • United States Senators

    Welcome to the United States Senators project on Geni! This project aims to bring together all of the profiles for the men and women who have served in the upper house of the American legislature since it was first convened in 1789. Anyone who has ever served in the United States Senate should be added to the project. Resources The Senate maintains a list of all senators in U.S. history ,...

  • National Football League (NFL)

    The National Football League ( NFL ) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs...

  • Practicing American Attorneys

    This project is for living U.S. attorneys as opposed to deceased/historical/powdered ones.

  • Team USA Gymnasts

    This project celebrates gymnasts who have competed on the U.S. national team. Both past and present gymnasts, male and female, are covered by the scope of the project. The fields of gymnastics in the United States include artistic, rhythmic, acrobatic, and trampoline and tumbling (T&T). When adding a gymnast to the project, please list them under the proper heading(s) and include their years ...

  • Congressional Life Saving Medal

    The Gold Lifesaving Medal and Silver Lifesaving Medal are U.S. decorations issued by the United States Coast Guard. The awards were first established by Act of Congress, 20 June 1874. These decorations are two of the oldest medals in the United States and were originally established at the Department of Treasury as Lifesaving Medals First and Second Class. The Department of the Treasury initial...

  • First American Jewish Families

    First published in 1960, and revised through 1991, Malcolm Stern 's First American Jewish Families was a groundbreaking work of genealogy, detailing the trees of 600 early Jewish-American families from 1645-1988. Stern's work is viewable online at the American Jewish Archives . Many of the families in Stern's book are also on Geni. Below is a list of the families with links to the Geni profil...

  • Notable West Indian Americans and Canadians

    This project represents notable West Indian Americans and Caribbean Canadians. These are Americans with origin in the Dutch-, English-, and French-speaking lands of the Caribbean. Their population of 2,532,380 accounted for 0.83% of the U.S. population in 2008. The majority of Black Canadians are of Caribbean origin. Many Canadians identify as Black even though they may have multi-ethnic ...

  • 99th Infantry Battalion (Separate)

    Bataljon 99 er navnet brukt i Norge for 99th Infantry Battalion (Separate). The 99th infantry Battalion (Separate) was activated at Camp Ripley, Minnesota on July 19th 1942 as per written instructions by the War Department. This unique elite unit was to consist only of Norwegians and Americans with direct Norwegian descent. Soldiers picked out for this elite unit had to have a working knowled...

  • Blacks in World War I

    Black soldiers served in the First World War, just as they served in the Civil War (on both sides), and the Spanish American War. The war started in 1914 and ended in 1918, mostly in Europe, but also spread to the Far East and Africa. The United States did not get involved until 1917, when president Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany. My wife's great uncle, Willie B. Daniel, served in...

  • Notable Armenian Americans

    Actors Dita Von Teese Art Arshile Gorky 1904–1948 Haig Patigian 1876–1950 Entertainment Cher Khloé Kardashian Kim Kardashian Kourtney Kardashian Rob Kardashian Law Robert Kardashian 1944–2003 Sports Andre Agassi

  • American Colonization Society

    American Colonization Society The American Colonization Society (ACS) (in full, The Society for the Colonization of Free People of Color of America), founded in 1816, was the primary vehicle to support the return of free African Americans to what was considered greater freedom in Africa. It helped to found the colony of Liberia in 1821–22 as a place for freedmen. Among its founders wer...

  • American Revolution: Siege of Philadelphia (1776)

    Wikipedia: By the 1740s, Philadelphia ranked as the richest British port in the New World. By 1771, Philadelphia ranked as the largest British port and dockyard in North America. Locals then rose in protest against British economic policies and imports. In response to complaints by the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Philadelphia Governor John Penn asked General Thomas Gage to send som...

  • Other Families in the First American Jewish Families

    First published in 1960, and revised through 1991, Malcolm Stern 's First American Jewish Families was a groundbreaking work of genealogy, detailing the trees of 600 early Jewish-American families from 1645-1988. Stern's work is viewable online at the American Jewish Archives . Rabbi Elias Solomon Levinger, Chief Rabbi of Gailingen (Daughter Saphira married Samuel Lemuel Binswanger) The...