Genealogy Projects tagged with gold rush on the Geni Family Tree

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  • South Pass Gold Rush of 1867

    "On June 27, 1867, mountain man Lewis Robison, the grizzled Mormon veteran who ten years earlier had put the torch to Fort Bridger as the U.S. Army approached, rode into Great Salt Lake City with two other men and entered the East Temple Street offices of Bohm & Mollitor, assayers. The men carried 40 ounces of gold dust reportedly crushed from quartz rock in two days. The assayers refined the o...

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  • Pioneers of California

    Pioneers of California will include those who emigrated to California prior to the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 . Although California was admitted to the Union in 1850, travel between California and the rest of the continental U.S. remained time consuming and dangerous. Once the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens came west, mar...

  • South Africa - Pilgrim's Rest Families

    Aim and Scope This project is intended to record all the early pioneers and gold prospectors connected to Pilgrim's Rest who are on our Geni tree. Several South African families have their roots in Pilgrim's Rest, as a result of the gold rush in the late 1800's, which attracted prospectors from far and wide. "I doubt that a more cosmopolitan assembly of people, sharing such diverse skills a...

  • Colorado Gold Rush

    Add people who came to what is now the state of Colorado to look for gold between 1859 and 1861 to this project. People who came after 1861 might qualify for the Colorado Pioneers Project . You can visit HistoryLink to find out which projects include your ancestors. Overview The Pike's Peak Gold Rush (later known as the Colorado Gold Rush ) was the boom in gold prospecting and mining in the...

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  • South Africa - Kaapsehoop Families

    Kaapsehoop South Africa (established in 1882) Coordinates for finding Kaapsehoop on Google Earth. 25°35'28.66"S 30°45'59.65"E or click here to see it in Google Maps. Brief History It was the discovery of gold in 1882 the streams around what is known today as Kaapsehoop also known as Kaapshehoop or Kaapschehoop that led to the establishment of the town. Gold was also discovered...

  • Jews of South Dakota

    This is an umbrella project for all projects related to Jews from South Dakota . One of the people mentioned in this article is Blanche Colman, one of the first women to practice law in South Dakota. Her picture is available here.