Genealogy Projects tagged with drowning on the Geni Family Tree

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  • New Zealand Drownings

    In New Zealand’s history drowning was known as 'The New Zealand Death' with river crossings especially hazardous. Pioneers often fatally misjudged the speed and depth of the rivers and streams they needed to cross. Later, bathing in our rivers, lakes and oceans became a national obsession and the lack of swimming skills meant many lost their lives.

  • The drowned

    Please add Geni profiles for our drowned ones to this project. Additional demographic data is especially appreciated as added resources. Drowning From Wikipedia Drowning is defined as respiratory impairment from being in or under a liquid. It is further classified by outcome into: death , ongoing health problems and no ongoing health problems . Using the term "near drowning" to refer to...

  • Indian Massacres

    Indian Massacres Cultural clashes between European settlers and Natives lasted for over four hundred years, from isolated incidents to large scale, organized wars. If the casualty was a civilian, of any background, our goal is to capture their death in a project on this list of “Indian Massacres.” So please add profiles to the massacre projects listed below; those projects are also found in...

  • Mary Stanford Lifeboat Disaster - 1928

    Mary Stanford Lifeboat Disaster 1928 East Sussex Image Right The memorial grave at Rye Harbour. RNLB Mary Stanford (ON 661) was a Liverpool-class lifeboat which capsized in Rye Harbour in 1928. The disaster occurred on 15 November 1928 when the whole of the 17-man crew of the Mary Stanford Lifeboat were drowned, practically the whole male fishing population of the village of Rye Harbour...

  • Wreck of the White Ship (la Blanche-Nef) 1120

    The shipwreck that changed the course of Medieval England, the White Ship sank off the coast of Barfleur in the English Channel on 25 November 1120, taking with it the heir to the English throne and over 150 members of the leading families of Norman England. As historian Robert Lacey describes it in "Great Tales from English History": "The White Ship was the Titanic of the Middle Ages, a mu...

  • Died in a shipwreck

    Please add Geni profiles for those who died in a shipwreck . Do consider breaking out large numbers of profiles into a "related project." notes From Shipwreck - Mysteries of Death at Sea It is a terrible tragedy when a boat is lost and those who are lost with it are not recovered for a proper burial. "When vessels leave port and just disappear, the doubt is corrosive. It eats away a...

  • Titanic Survivors of Lifeboats Ten, Eleven, and Twelve

    Titanic Survivors of Lifeboats Ten, Eleven, and Twelve Work in Progress There were Twenty Lifeboats aboard the Titanic on that fateful journey that ended so disastrously. The ship was built with all the most up to date safety measures however there were only enough lifeboats to carry a fraction of the passengers and crew should the unthinkable happen which did happen.

  • Drowned in Lake Superior

    This project is a collection of people who perished in Lake Superior. From Wikipedia : Lake Superior (French: Lac Supérieur) is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America. The lake is shared by Canada's Ontario and the United State's Minnesota to the north and west, and Wisconsin and Michigan to the south. It is generally considered the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface a...

  • Floods

    Floods are the most common natural disaster and the leading cause of natural disaster fatalities worldwide . Risk of catastrophic losses due to flooding is significant given deforestation and the increasing proximity of large populations to coastal areas, river basins and lake shores. Main causes of Morbidity and Mortality Direct impact Drowning is the leading cause of death in case o...

  • Monsoons

    Monsoons Add profiles for those who have DIED in or as a result of injuries from in a Monsoon. If the Monsoon is a well-known historic event, please consider making a project for it, and listing it in this umbrella. If all you know is "died in a monsoon," add to this project. Use discussions to ask questions, make comments, etc. Monsoons are traditionally defined as a seasonal ...