Genealogy Projects tagged with american history on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Ariail Family Tree

    Based on the Genealogy already compiled at: ariailfamily.com The purpose of this project is to add the information from the Ariail Family Genealogy into the Geni World Family Tree, so that other members of this MASSIVE family can access this hard to find information. It appears to cover Family Surnames of: Ariail, Arial, Ariel, and Oryall. I'm looking for help compiling this Tree, as it...

  • Other People in the American Civil War

    A project for the lesser figures in the American Civil War. Related Geni Projects For notable family members: "US Civil War Notables" For Battles and Units: The Civil War 1861-1865 Illinois Adjutant General's Report, Regimental and Unit Histories 1861– 1866 "Croatian Soldiers in American-Civil War, 1861-1865" "United States Colored Troops" "Civil War Image Galle...

  • American Revolutionary War

    For DAR information, see Daughters of the American Revolution ‎. The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) or American War of Independence began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and concluded in a global war between several European great powers. The war was the culmination of the political American Revolution, wher...

  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Mayflower, 1620

    The Geni profiles included are of the passengers of the ship Mayflower, arrived at Provincetown Harbor, Plymouth Colony in what is now Massachusetts, United States, on 11 November 1620. For more information about Geni Projects, see the Geni Wiki Projects Page . If you would like to contribute to this page, please contact the Project Manager or one of the Project Collaborators. Click here for ...

  • 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 ,...

  • American Revolution: Battles of Saratoga

    Description The Battles of Saratoga (September 19 and October 7, 1777) marked the climax of the Saratoga campaign giving a decisive victory to the Americans over the British in the American Revolutionary War. British General John Burgoyne led a large invasion army up the Champlain Valley from Canada, hoping to meet a similar force marching northward from New York City; the southern force neve...

  • American Revolution: Siege of Boston (April 19, 1775 – March 17, 1776)

    The Siege of Boston (April 19, 1775 – March 17, 1776) was the opening phase of the American Revolutionary War. New England militiamen prevented the movement by land of the British Army garrisoned in what was then the peninsular town of Boston, Massachusetts. Both sides had to deal with resource supply and personnel issues over the course of the siege. British resupply and reinforcement a...

  • Spanish American War

    The Spanish–American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States. It ultimately ended with the Americans defeating the Spaniards. Revolts against Spanish rule had been endemic for decades in Cuba and were closely watched by Americans; there had been war scares before, as in the Virginius Affair in 1873. By 1897–98, American public opinion grew angrier at reports...

  • US Civil War Notables

    This project focuses on Civil War "notables" from the Union and Confederate armies and their families. Meaning of the word notables: NOTABLES, noun famous or important persons worthy of attention or notice; remarkable. including officers, volunteers, and draftees on both sides who are or should be recognized for their "NOTABLE" activities during the American Civil War —...

  • American Revolution: Battle of King's Mountain (1780)

    * please feel free to add your ancestor's profile to this project Background from History of Kilgore Family and Related Families, 1935 In 1779 the British changed their plan because they were achieving no decided results in the North. Their plan now was the attempt again to subdue the Southern Colonies. The British forces gained control of all the important points of Georgia. The Amer...

  • 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...

  • Green Mountain Boys

    The Green Mountain Boys were a militia organization first established in the late 1760s in the territory between the British provinces of New York and New Hampshire, known as the New Hampshire Grants (which later became the state of Vermont). Headed by Ethan Allen and members of his extended family, they were instrumental in resisting New York's attempts to control the territory, over which it ...

  • American Revolution: Battle of Bunker Hill (1775)

    Please add your ancestors who fought in America's iconic battle to the project. Collaborators, feel free to update the front page, add resources, images, documents ... And invite more collaborators. The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, mostly on and around Breed's Hill, during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War. From The True Story of the Battle of...

  • Early Families of Scituate, Massachusetts

    Scituate, Massachusetts is a small town on the South Shore of Massachusetts, south of Boston and northwest of the start of Cape Cod. It was first resettled by Europeans starting in 1623, with major resettlement beginning in 1627 and 1628 under the jurisdiction of the General Court at Plymouth. By 1636, it was developed enough to begin managing some of its own affairs. 31 of the earliest famil...

  • American Revolution: Battle of Bennington, August 16, 1777

    The Battle of Bennington was a battle of the American Revolutionary War, part of the Saratoga campaign, that took place on August 16, 1777, in Walloomsac, New York, about 10 miles (16 km) from its namesake Bennington, Vermont. A rebel force of 2,000 men, primarily composed of New Hampshire and Massachusetts militiamen, led by General John Stark, and reinforced by men led by Colonel Seth Warner ...

  • American Revolution: Battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778

    The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War (or American War of Independence) battle fought on June 28, 1778 in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The Continental Army under General George Washington attacked the rear of the British Army column commanded by Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton as they left Monmouth Court House (modern Freehold Borough). It is known as the Battle of Monmo...

  • American Revolution: Battle of Germantown, October 4, 1777

    The Battle of Germantown, a battle in the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War, was fought on October 4, 1777, at Germantown, Pennsylvania between the British Army led by Sir William Howe and the American army under George Washington. The British victory in this battle ensured that Philadelphia, the capital of the self-proclaimed United States of America, would remain in Brit...

  • American Revolution: Battles of Lexington and Concord, April 19, 1775

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. They were fought on April 19, 1775, in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy (present-day Arlington), and Cambridge, near Boston. The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britai...

  • Folk Heroes

    What is a "folk hero?" Here's a definition from American Folk Heroes Folk heroes and heroines are not born as superstars. In fact they often begin life as everyday people who are transformed into extraordinary people by significant life events, often in response to social injustice, and sometimes in response to natural disasters. In all cases they are individuals who have found a way to a...

  • American Revolution: Battle of Rhode Island (1778)

    The Battle of Rhode Island By Ex-Governor CHARLES WARREN LIPPITT A Paper read at a Special Meeting of the Society in the Old State House September 25th, 1915. Copyright 1915 by Charles Warren Lippitt August 29, 1778, in the annals of Rhode Island, is historic. Its memories are dear to the nation as well as to the State. To commemorate the deeds of national heroes links the present with ...

  • American Revolution: Battle of White Marsh, December 5–8, 1777

    The Battle of White Marsh or Battle of Edge Hill was a battle of the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War fought December 5–8, 1777, in the area surrounding Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania. The battle, which took the form of a series of skirmish actions, was the last major engagement of 1777 between British and American forces. George Washington, commander-in-chief...

  • Early Families of Salem, Massachuetts

    Salem, located at the mouth of the Naumkeag river at the site of an ancient Native American village and trading center, was first settled by Europeans in 1626, when a company of fishermen from Cape Ann led by Roger Conant arrived. Conant's leadership had provided the stability to survive the first two years, but he was immediately replaced by John Endecott , one of the new arrivals, by order of...

  • American Revolutionary War: Battle of Springfield (1780)

    The Battle of Springfield was fought during the American Revolutionary War on June 23, 1780. After the Battle of Connecticut Farms, on June 7, 1780, had foiled Lieutenant General Wilhelm, Baron von Knyphausen’s expedition to attack General George Washington’s army at Morristown, New Jersey, Knyphausen and Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton, British commander-in-chief in North Am...

  • American Revolution: Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge (1776)

    Please add profiles for those who fought in this battle to the project. Must be set to public. From North Carolina History Project Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge Labeled the "Lexington and Concord of the South" by many historians. In February of 1776, North Carolina Patriots embattled several hundred Tories at Moore’s Creek Bridge, and it was the first battle on North Carolina so...

  • American Revolution: Siege of Fort Ticonderoga (1777)

    The 1777 Siege of Fort Ticonderoga occurred between 2 and 6 July 1777 at Fort Ticonderoga, near the southern end of Lake Champlain in the state of New York. Lieutenant General John Burgoyne's 8,000-man army occupied high ground above the fort, and nearly surrounded the defences. These movements precipitated the occupying Continental Army, an under-strength force of 3,000 under the command of Ge...

  • Blacks in the American Revolution

    Crispus Attucks was a black man in the American Revolutionary War, was the first person shot to death by British redcoats during the Boston Massacre, in Boston, Massachusetts, March 5, 1770. He has been named as the first martyr of the American Revolutionary War. Little is known for certain about Crispus Attucks beyond that he, along with Samuel Gray and James Caldwell, died "on the spot" dur...

  • Assassinated American politicians

    List of assassinated American politicians Assassinated American Politicians This is a list of assassinated American politicians. Individuals listed were either elected or appointed to office, or were candidates for elected office. Political assassinations have been happening in the United States almost since the country was born. Alphabetic Wikipedia List Charles Bent - 184...

  • Old West Gunfighters

    Old west gunfighters refers to outlaws or lawmen, of the American frontier who gained fame or notoriety during the American Wild West or Old West. The term gunslinger is a modern, 20th century invention, often used in cinema or other media to refer to men in the American Old West who had gained a reputation as being dangerous with a gun. A gunfighter may or may not be an outlaw or a lawman. An ...

  • Stephen Hopkins Family

    Scope of Project To correct, verify and document the family tree for that quite amazing "ordinary" man, the adventurous Stephen Hopkins (1581-1644). Resources For more about resourcing and a listing of general genealogical resources, see Resources Contributions welcome. Notables Stephen Hopkins, "Mayflower" Passenger The Geni Master Profile See Naming Conventions for n...

  • State of Massachusetts

    About the Massachusetts project The Massachusetts project is created in order to facilitate those researching ancestors or relatives in Massachusetts or elsewhere in the world but with roots or relatives in Massachusetts. We encourage everyone with links in Massachusetts to communicate and explore a common ancestry. In this portal you will find sources and discussions that will help you w...

  • Texas Feuds

    Though feuds and range wars were rampant throughout the American West, it seems the Lone Star State wins the "prize" for having the most. In virtually every county in the state, bitter wars were waged, often beginning with a few family members before growing to include hundreds of men. From disputes rising out of Civil War sympathies, to cattle thievery, and old-fashioned arguments between neig...