Genealogy Projects tagged with old west on the Geni Family Tree

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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...

  • 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 ...

  • Robbers, Rustlers and Rogues

    Bring over your ancestors who may not have always been on the right side of "the law ..." Some definitions Rogue a dishonest or unprincipled man: "you are a rogue and an embezzler!" a person whose behavior one disapproves of but who is nonetheless likable or attractive (often used as a playful term of reproof): "Cenzo, you old rogue!" Rustler n. One who works or acts with ener...

  • Frontier Scouts and Guides

    Add frontier scouts and guides to this project. People included in this project might also qualify for other projects, such as American Old West , Explorers and Navigators , Fur Traders , Fur Trappers and Mountain Men , and Prospectors . You can visit HistoryLink to find out which projects include your ancestors. History "The West owes much to those hardy men who, usually from mere love of ...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Jews of Arizona

    This is an umbrella project for all projects related to Jews from Arizona .