Genealogy Projects tagged with blacks on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Blacks in Early Canada: The Freedom Seekers

    The title of this project comes from the book: The Freedom Seekers: Blacks in Early Canada. Canada’s first black doctor, Anderson Ruffin Abbott, is among one of our nation’s most notable “passers.” His great-grandaughter, Catherine Slaney, only found out he was black in 1975 when sociologist Daniel Hill — an Ontario ombudsman and father of singer Dan Hill an...

  • Blacks in Early Massachusetts Portal

    This Portal project focuses on Blacks in Massachusetts from the earliest period up to the American Revolution. See other Geni projects on specific areas, periods, and events in Colonial Massachusetts. Summary "An early muster roll from the Plymouth Colony in New England, founded by the Pilgrims in 1620, shows that at least one African, " blackamoor" (the old English term for a dark-skinned ...

  • Black Africans in Panama

    A project about the history and genealogy of Blacks in Panama. What can you do here? Ask questions. Collaborate on your research. Share knowledge you have gained as you've done your own research in a specific area. Problem finding an ancestors, open a discussion here and we all try to help Start your own related project. Add your profiles. Start or take part in a discussion ...

  • Captured by Indians

    During the westward expansion of pioneers in the 17th through 19th centuries, thousands of European and African settlers were captured by American Indians. Indians waging war against settlers and other tribes often killed adult men and took women and children captive. These captives were adopted and integrated into tribal society. Their presence helped strengthen the tribe. Settlers in pion...

  • DNA Mapping of the Slave Routes to the Americas

    Project twin: DNA Mapping of the Slave Routes to Southern Africa . Text that follows is just taken from that one - Please edit and replace as you develop the project: This project is in one of those niche areas of human research that you know someone is going to do a very significant inter-disciplinary PhD on - sometime in the near future. But, until then - it exists as a huge aporia that we ...

  • Black Cowboys

    Black cowboys or African American cowboys were largely African American freedmen after the Civil War who were drawn to cowboy life, in part because there was not quite as much discrimination in the west as in other areas of American society at the time. Some estimates suggest that in the late 19th century, 20% of all cowboys may have been African American. History As farmers began looking f...

  • Blacks of the Old West

    This is a sub-project for the Afro-, Africans throughout the Americas Master Project and the U.S. Westward Expansion/Wild West project. This project is about Blacks of the Old West (outside of the original 13 colonies/states). It not only looks at the Black cowboys , which covers mostly the late 19th century, but the early explorers, scouts, drivers, traders, runaways, fugitives, translators,...

  • Harlem on My Mind: Cultural Capital of Black America, 1900-1968

    This project was finally inspired by the book: Harlem on My Mind: Cultural Capital of Black America, 1900-1968 [Paperback] , Allon Schoener (Editor). " Harlem on My Mind provoked outrage in 1969. The issues it raised are no less alive today."—The New York Times, 1995."Remains one of the richest and most comprehensive records of the history of the African American in the twentieth cen...

  • 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...

  • Black Canadians in World War I

    This project is to showcase the Black Canadians who served in the First World War. References and Links First World War - Library and Archives Canada

  • Twenty Families of Color in Massachusetts, 1742-1998

    First published in hardcover in 1998, this book outlines twenty families of color in Massachusetts, including the descendants of Notables Quawk Barbadoes; James E. Biddle; Isaiah Butler; Andrew Camps; John Ceasar; Joseph J. Fatal; John T. Hilton; Peter M. Howard; Aaron C. Joseph; William Kellogg; Primus Lew ; Henry G. Lewis; Stephen Maddox; Betsy Raymond; Tho...

  • Black Families in Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1650-1865

    This project is a sub-project of a FUTURE COLONIAL AMERICA PROJECT! Black Families in Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1650-1865, Revised Edition Author: Joseph Caravalho III Published: September 2011 This extensively researched and expanded volume chronicles the lives of African American individuals and families who lived in the area now known as Hampden County in western Massachusetts bet...

  • Black Africans in Mexico

    A project about the history and genealogy of Blacks in Mexico. What can you do here? Ask questions. Collaborate on your research. Share knowledge you have gained as you've done your own research in a specific area. Problem finding an ancestors, open a discussion here and we all try to help Start your own related project. Add your profiles. Start or take part in a discussion