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  • The Royal Navy

    The Royal Navy (RN) Founded in 1660 "In times of conflict or peace, the Royal Navy is key to the prosperity of Britain and the stability of the high seas. Explore our role on the global stage." Images; Right - "Peter Pomegranate" sister ship of the "Mary Rose " Photo by Gerry Bye. Original by Anthony Anthony. - Anthony Roll as reproduced in The Anthony Roll of Henry VIII's Navy: P...

  • 20th Century British Politicians

    20th Century British Politicians Image Right - James Callaghan (1912-2005) served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980 Image Public Domain, Wiki Commons This is a huge project as this list only represents MPs elected in 1945. There will of course be overlap over the years but still a massive undertaking. We welcome ...

  • Anglo Boer War (1899-1902) - British Armed Forces (Officers)

    Anglo Boer War (1899-1902) British Armed Forces ( Officers ) Also known as The South African War Image Right - Boer War Memorial in St John's Gardens in Liverpool. Geograph © Copyright Philip Halling and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence . A Project aiming to include the profiles of the Britishofficers who fought in Anglo Boer War in South Africa. (1899-1902). Please...

  • Wars of the Three Kingdoms (1639-1651)

    Wars of the Three Kingdoms The Wars of the Three Kingdoms formed an intertwined series of conflicts that took place in England, Ireland, and Scotland between 1639 and 1651 after these three countries had come under the "Personal Rule" of the same monarch. The English Civil War has become the best-known of these conflicts and included the execution of the Three Kingdoms' monarch, Charles I, by...

  • South African Settlers - British

    Early British Settlers in South Africa Purpose This is a project devoted to the British settlers/progenitors in South Africa. It has been set up primarily to accommodate those British Settlers who arrived before and after the 1820 Settlers. Please only add the profiles of the Progenitors who came from Britain - England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, although it may be necessary to have separ...

  • 18th Century British Politicians

    18th Century British Politicians Image Right - George Waldegrave, 4th Earl Waldegrave, Viscount Chewton , PC, ADC (23 November 1751 – 22 October 1789) British politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1774 to 1780. Image by Richard Earlom - Public Domain, Wiki Commons It would be most helpful if when adding a profile you could please add it also to the alphabetical list below an...

  • World War II - Prisoners of War from Britain

    British Prisoners of War World War II Please add Geni profiles of WW2 Prisoners of War from Britain to this project. See also World War II - American Prisoners World War II - Prisoners of War from Canada Others to Follow All PoWs were allegedly protected by rules for the treatment of prisoners of war which had been established in the Geneva Convention of 1929. See WIKI Briti...

  • 19th Century British Politicians

    19th Century British Politicians Picture to right: General George Anson (1769-1849) British officer and politician who sat for many years as a Whig Member of Parliament. Image by Thomas Barber - BBC Your Paintings (now available by Art UK), Public Domain, Wiki Commons The list below is from Wikipedia UK MPs 1801–02 . Although there will be duplications through the years this is still ...

  • British celebrities

    British celebrities have made a profound impact in all areas of the entertainment industry. including literature, music, film and television, as well as international sports. They command a great degree of public fascination and influence the everyday lives of peoples throughout the world. Sub-Projects British Film Actors British Television Actors British Stage Actors Modern British...

  • British Politicians

    Umbrella Project for the Politicians of Great Britain. Pictured right: Benjamin Disraeli Please also add profiles to the apporpriate sub-project(s) associated with this umbrella project. Projects under this umbrella: 16th Century Members of Parliament 17th Century Members of Parliament 18th Century Members of Parliament 19th Century Members of Parliament 20th Century Members of ...

  • British Artists

    British Artists Image right - J. M. W. Turner, The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, 1839 - National Gallery of Art, Public Domain, Wiki Commons The object of this project is to compile a list British artists and to link them to GENi profiles where possible. Some artists who were not born in the United Kingdom may have worked in Britain and are included if appro...

  • Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England

    Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England The authentic history of Windsor Castle cannot be carried back beyond the 11th century. The romantic legends told by Froissart of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table at Windsor lack the foundation of prosaic record, but are interesting as representing the traditions as to the early history of Windsor which were current in the 14th and 15th centuri...

  • British Writers: D - G

    British Writers: D - G This project is a place to gather together profiles of British born writers of all genres. Those with bold links have profiles on Geni. Links that are not bold are to other sources. Names are arranged alphabetically and spread across 6 projects to handle the numbers. (The arrowed buttons below are linked to the other pages).

  • The Merchant Navy - United Kingdom

    The Merchant Navy is the United Kingdom maritime register and describes the seagoing commercial interests of UK-registered ships and their crews. Merchant Navy vessels fly the Red Ensign and are regulated by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). King George V bestowed the title of "Merchant Navy" on the British merchant shipping fleets following their service in the First World War. I...

  • 21st Century British Politicians

    21st Century British Politicians Because it is a contemporary list of people they will all be living. I would therefore suggest that the earlier centuries are a higher priority. Picture to right - Tessa Jane Helen Douglas Jowell, Baroness Jowell , DBE, PC (née Palmer; 17 September 1947 – 12 May 2018) was a British Labour politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dulwich and West ...

  • British Film Actors

    British Film Actors This is a list of notable actresses and male actors from the United Kingdom. This list includes acting people of film, radio, stage and television. Please take the time to link GENi profiles to the names in the following lists (using bold links) , and add unlisted British film actors and actresses who are not yet included. How to add a link is explained in the document -...

  • 1918 lnfluenza Pandemic - British Isles: Fatalities

    1918 Influenza pandemic - British Isles: Fatalities I had a little bird its name was Enza I opened the window, And in-flu-enza." (1918 children’s playground rhyme) Please add to this project any profiles of those who perished in the' Spanish Flu' pandemic of 1918 To participate in any project - you do need to first be a collaborator - so please join the project using the request...

  • 1918 lnfluenza Pandemic - British Isles: Survivors

    1918 lnfluenza Pandemic - British Isles: Survivors "I had a little bird  its name was Enza  I opened the window,  And in-flu-enza." (1918 children’s playground rhyme)  Pleased add to this project any profiles of survivors of the 1918 "Spanish Flu" pandemic resident in the UK" To participate in any project - you do need to first be a collaborator - so please join the project using ...

  • British Television Actors

    British Television Actors The following list is from Wikipedia. Please add any British Television Actors and Actresses to this project. Names below in bold are links to profiles on Geni. A Amanda Abbington (born 1974) Joss Ackland (born 1928) Mark Addy (born 1964) Adele (born 1988) Jenny Agutter (born 1952) Freema Agyeman (born 1979) Caroline Aherne (1963–2016) Laura Aikma...

  • Notable Black Britons

    Project contact: Private User Notable Black Britons Diane Abbott, MP Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Zain Asher Dido Elizabeth Belle Floella Benjamin John Boyega Melanie Brown Naomi Campbell Franz Drameh

  • ENGLAND, United Kingdom - Place Projects

    ENGLAND, United Kingdom - Place Projects This is a sub-project of International Places Project Index Every person is born somewhere, marries, lives, works and dies somewhere. Places are a key component to family history research. This project aims to be the starting point in your search for a place in ENGLAND on Geni to discover more about your ancestors. If a place you are looking for in E...

  • Notables of Welsh background

    Notables of Welsh background Before 1200 Rhodri Mawr 820-878 Llywelyn the Great 1172-1240 Gwladys Ddu 1194-1251 1200-1699 Cydafael Ynnyd 1212-- Owain Glyndwr (Owen Glendower) 1349-1415 Dafydd Gam (Davy Gam) 1351-1415 Einion Sais 1380--

  • Black Soldiers 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...

  • 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...

  • BAFTA Award Winners

    The British Academy Film Awards and the British Academy Television Awards , collectively known as the BAFTA Awards , are presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).=Film categories===Current awards==* BAFTA Award for Best Film: since 1948* BAFTA Award for Best British Film: since 1948* BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language: since 1983* BAFTA Aw...

  • Dunera Boys / Internees

    Dunera Boys / Internees The hired Military Transport Dunera was a British passenger ship built as a troop transport in the late 1930s. As the storm clouds of war gathered in the late 1930s, thousands of German refugees - either Jewish or politically opposed to the Nazis - fled to Britain for sanctuary. Little did many of them know they would soon be deported to Australia in one of the more ...

  • British Coal Mine Workers

    British Coal Mine Workers=Coal mining in the United Kingdom probably dates to Roman times and took place in many different parts of the country. Britain's coalfields are associated with Northumberland and Durham, North and South Wales, Yorkshire, Scotland, Lancashire, the East and West Midlands and Kent. During the 1980s and 1990s the industry was scaled back considerably. In 2013, there were t...

  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

    The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) is a drama school in London, England that provides training for film, television and theatre. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious drama schools in the United Kingdom, founded in 1904 by Herbert Beerbohm Tree. RADA is an affiliate school of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. Its higher education awards are validated by King's College London...

  • Doctor Who

    Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord—a time travelling, humanoid alien known as the Doctor. He explores the universe in his 'TARDIS', a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, a common sight in Britain in 1963, when the series first aired. Along with a...

  • British Migration - Main Page

    British Migration - Main Page The object of this project is to provide an index to the numerous projects dealing with this subject and also to give an overview of migration to and from Britain. The aim is also to provide links to resources and further reading available to researchers; contributions are very welcome! Please add projects to the relevant Sections and help researchers by adding l...

  • Royal Academy of Arts ‧ London England

    Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is an art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly in London. It has a unique position as an independent, privately funded institution led by eminent artists and architects; its purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate. Purpose Identify members...

  • Haiti - 20th century

    20th century In January 1914, British, German and U.S. military forces entered Haiti, ostensibly to protect their citizens from civil unrest at the time.[75] In an expression of the Theodore Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, the United States occupied the island in 1915. U.S. Marines were stationed in the country until 1934, a period of nineteen years. Sisal was introduced to Ha...

  • Lists of British Regiments Serving In Jamaica

    This project includes various lists of British (and Canadian) Regiments serving in Jamaica, West Indies. Important Events in Jamaica's History 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...

  • British Mine workers (non-coal)

    British Mine workers (non-coal) Pictured right Wealden Iron Ore Pits For British Coal Miners please go to: Mining has occurred in Great Britain since approximately 2700 BC. A diverse range of minerals has been extracted by underground mining, ranging from industrial minerals such as limestone through to precious metals like gold. Plans, sections and shaft information exist, recording many...

  • Rio 2016 Summer Olympics - Team GB

    Team GB Rio 2016 Summer Olympics ..... You Tube - Michael Nesmith ~ Rio A total of 366 athletes are competing for Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. While significantly smaller than the 542-strong contingent at London 2012, it is the biggest squad sent to an 'away' Olympics since Barcelona 1992.

  • Speakers of the British House of Commons

    The Speaker of the House of Commons is the presiding officer of the House of Commons, the United Kingdom's lower chamber of Parliament. The Speaker presides over the House's debates, determining which members may speak. The Speaker is also responsible for maintaining order during debate, and may punish members who break the rules of the House. Unlike presiding officers of legislatures in many...

  • Notable Victorians

    Notable Victorians Lots of changes took place during the Victorian era (1837 to 1901), and many people made important contributions to Victorian society in a wide variety of different ways. This project will help to learn more about some of these notable Victorians: Queen Victoria ...

  • Celebrity Masterchef - Britain

    Celebrity Masterchef - Britain MasterChef is a BBC television competitive reality cooking show which first ran from 1990 to 2001. It was later revived in a different format known as MasterChef Goes Large from 2005 onwards. In 2008, the "Goes Large" part of the name was dropped, but the format remained the same. The revamped format was devised by Franc Roddam and John Silver with Karen Ross pr...

  • Child Emigration from Britain to Canada (British and Colonial Emigration Fund)

    This is a sub-project of the Child Emigration - Britain to Canada. This one is for the British and Colonial Emigration Fund children. On the whole the profiles linked to this project do not have any information about the parents, what they did in Canada or exact dates of birth. What they do have is a source document showing their immigration to Canada. Because of the numbers involved the na...