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  • Pioneers of Canada - New Brunswick

    Pioneers of Canada - New Brunswick Exploration When the French attempted settlement, first at the mouth of the St Croix River in 1604 and later at Port-Royal, they were welcomed by the Micmac, who taught them how to survive. After the French had shifted their interest to Québec, the native people helped a few young men who remained, including Charles de Saint-Étienne de La Tou...

  • Early Families of Fenwick's Colony / Cumberland County, New Jersey

    The earliest permanent settlements in Cumberland County were along the Cohansey River. Between 1680 and 1700, settlers had begun to carve out of the South Jersey wilderness a home for themselves and their families. Meaningful permanent settlement in what is now called Cumberland County dates from 1675 when John Fenwick purchased his tenth of West New Jersey from Lord John Berkeley . Fenwick e...

  • Hartley Mauditt, Ghost town, Hampshire, England

    Harltey Mauditt, Ghost town, Hampshire, England There is no sign of a Saxon church but within fifty years of William the Conqueror arriving on these shores, a church had been built at Hartley Mauditt. The name Hartley Mauditt comes from two periods. Hartley has a probable Saxon origin, meaning a woodland clearing frequented by stags and there are several of these in Hampshire, Hartley Wespall...

  • English settlement in Western Australia

    English settlement in Western Australia The first European visitor to Western Australia was the Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog, who visited the Western Australian coast in 1616. The New South Wales colonial government established a convict-supported military garrison at King George III Sound, at present-day Albany, in 1826, which was followed by the establishment of the Swan River Colony in 1829,...

  • English settlement in Queensland

    English settlement in Queensland The first European to land in Queensland (and Australia) was Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon in 1606, who explored the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula near present-day Weipa. In 1770, Lieutenant James Cook claimed the east coast of Australia for the Kingdom of Great Britain. The colony of New South Wales was founded in 1788 by Governor Arthur Phillip at ...

  • English settlement in Victoria

    English settlement in Victoria With Great Britain having claimed the entire Australian continent east of the 135th meridian east in 1788, Victoria was included in the wider colony of New South Wales. The first settlement in the area occurred in 1803 at Sullivan Bay, and much of what is now Victoria was included in the Port Phillip District in 1836, an administrative division of New South Wale...

  • Bound for South Australia

    Bound for South Australia Portal page for projects related to immigration to South Australia. Here is a video to get you in the mood: Bound For South Australia South Australia was an unusual settlement within the British Empire. Unlike the older colonies on Australia’s eastern seaboard there were to be no convicts, and this commitment to a ‘free’ settlement was fiercely...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Manitoba

    Pioneers of Canada - Manitoba Settlement Agricultural settlement began in 1812 with the arrival of Lord Selkirk's settlers at Point Douglas, now within the boundaries of Winnipeg. Over the next 45 years, the Red River Colony at Assiniboia survived hail, frost, floods, grasshoppers, skirmishes with the Nor'Westers and an HBC monopoly. Expansionist sentiment from both Minnesota and Upper Cana...

  • Scottish settlement in South Australia

    Scottish settlement in South Australia " The links between Scotland and Australia stretch back to the first British expedition of the Endeavour under command of Lieutenant James Cook who was himself the son of a Scottish ploughman. Cook navigated and charted the east coast of Australia, making first landfall at Botany Bay on 29 April 1770. please add profiles here of Scottish people who set...

  • Scottish Settlement in Tasmania

    Scottish settlement in Tasmania " The links between Scotland and Australia stretch back to the first British expedition of the Endeavour under command of Lieutenant James Cook who was himself the son of a Scottish ploughman. Cook navigated and charted the east coast of Australia, making first landfall at Botany Bay on 29 April 1770. please add profiles here of Scottish people who settled in...

  • Scottish settlement in New South Wales

    Scottish settlement in New South Wales " The links between Scotland and Australia stretch back to the first British expedition of the Endeavour under command of Lieutenant James Cook who was himself the son of a Scottish ploughman. Cook navigated and charted the east coast of Australia, making first landfall at Botany Bay on 29 April 1770. please add profiles here of Scottish people who set...

  • Irish Settlement In South Australia

    Irish Australians (Irish: Gael-Astrálaigh) are an ethnic group of Australian citizens of Irish descent, which include immigrants from and descendants whose ancestry originates from the island of Ireland. Irish Australians have played a considerable part in the history of Australia. They came to Australia from the late eighteenth century on as convicts or settlers, and contributed to Aust...

  • Cornish Settlement in South Australia

    Cornish settlement in South Australia Cornish are sometimes described as one of the six Celtic Nations. They form part of the worldwide Cornish diaspora, which also includes large numbers of people in the US, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico and many Latin American countries. Australians originating from Cornwall are thought to make up around 4.3 per cent of the Australian population...

  • Cornish settlement in Queensland

    Cornish settlement in Queensland Cornish people first arrived in Australia with Captain Cook, most notably Zachary Hickes, and there were some Cornish convicts on the First Fleet, James Ruse, Mary Bryant, along with several of the early governors. South Australia, with its emphasis on being free of convicts and religious discrimination, was championed by many Cornish religious dissenting grou...

  • Cornish Emigration to Australia

    Cornish Emigration to Australia Cornish are sometimes described as one of the six Celtic Nations. They form part of the worldwide Cornish diaspora, which also includes large numbers of people in the US, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico and many Latin American countries. Australians originating from Cornwall are thought to make up around 4.3 per cent of the Australian population and a...

  • Cornish settlement in Victoria

    Cornish settlement in Victoria Cornish people first arrived in Australia with Captain Cook, most notably Zachary Hickes, and there were some Cornish convicts on the First Fleet, James Ruse, Mary Bryant, along with several of the early governors. South Australia, with its emphasis on being free of convicts and religious discrimination, was championed by many Cornish religious dissenting groups...

  • Cornish settlement in Tasmania

    Cornish settlement in Tasmania Cornish people first arrived in Australia with Captain Cook, most notably Zachary Hickes, and there were some Cornish convicts on the First Fleet, James Ruse, Mary Bryant, along with several of the early governors. South Australia, with its emphasis on being free of convicts and religious discrimination, was championed by many Cornish religious dissenting groups...

  • Cornish settlement in New South Wales

    Cornish settlement in New South Wales Cornish people first arrived in Australia with Captain Cook, most notably Zachary Hickes, and there were some Cornish convicts on the First Fleet, James Ruse, Mary Bryant, along with several of the early governors. South Australia, with its emphasis on being free of convicts and religious discrimination, was championed by many Cornish religious dissenting...

  • Scottish settlement in Western Australia

    Scottish settlement in Western Australia " The links between Scotland and Australia stretch back to the first British expedition of the Endeavour under command of Lieutenant James Cook who was himself the son of a Scottish ploughman. Cook navigated and charted the east coast of Australia, making first landfall at Botany Bay on 29 April 1770. please add profiles here of Scottish people who s...

  • Scottish settlement in Queensland

    Scottish settlement in Queensland " The links between Scotland and Australia stretch back to the first British expedition of the Endeavour under command of Lieutenant James Cook who was himself the son of a Scottish ploughman. Cook navigated and charted the east coast of Australia, making first landfall at Botany Bay on 29 April 1770. please add profiles here of Scottish people who settled ...

  • Scottish Settlement in Victoria

    Scottish Settlement in Victoria " The links between Scotland and Australia stretch back to the first British expedition of the Endeavour under command of Lieutenant James Cook who was himself the son of a Scottish ploughman. Cook navigated and charted the east coast of Australia, making first landfall at Botany Bay on 29 April 1770. please add profiles here of Scottish people who settled in...

  • Prussian settlement in Victoria

    Prussian (German, Polish, Slav, Russian, Wendish) settlement in Victoria Australia==Germans/Prussians began to settle in Australia in large numbers in 1838, with the arrival of immigrants from Prussia to South Australia, Victoria and Queeensland. German immigrants were prominent in settling South Australia and Queensland some disembarked in Victoria and others left South Australia and moved to ...

  • Pioneers of Canada

    WARNING: Geni users, please, do not create a version of this project in another language, any other language. The Geni project multilingual feature will cause project data to be lost. For the time being, just stay with the English (default) version. A solution is being worked on. Stay tuned. <<< Pioneers of Canada This project will act as an umbrella project for all province's pioneers. ...

  • Prussian Settlement in Queensland

    Prussian (German, Polish, Slav, Russian, Wendish) settlement in Queensland Australia Germans/Prussians began to settle in Australia in large numbers in 1838, with the arrival of immigrants from Prussia to Queensland. German immigrants were prominent in settling South Australia and Queensland . Between 1850 until World War I, German settlers and their descendants comprised the largest non-Brit...

  • Irish Settlement In Tasmania

    Irish Australians (Irish: Gael-Astrálaigh) are an ethnic group of Australian citizens of Irish descent, which include immigrants from and descendants whose ancestry originates from the island of Ireland. Irish Australians have played a considerable part in the history of Australia. They came to Australia from the late eighteenth century on as convicts or settlers, and contributed to Aust...

  • Irish Settlement In Queensland

    Irish Australians (Irish: Gael-Astrálaigh) are an ethnic group of Australian citizens of Irish descent, which include immigrants from and descendants whose ancestry originates from the island of Ireland. Irish Australians have played a considerable part in the history of Australia. They came to Australia from the late eighteenth century on as convicts or settlers, and contributed to Aust...

  • Channel Islanders settlement in Australia

    Channel Islanders settlement in Australia is a project to trace those families who originated from the Channel Islands that settled in Australia. Please add your profiles here and they will be traced in History Link . Add people who were born in the Channel Islands and who actually traveled to Australia only. Add all in a family including children. Research Links The Island Wiki Fam...

  • Migrations: Immigration into the Americas

    WORK IN PROGRESS < BACK . Exploration Ships Ports of Arrival Settlement Colonization Independence Genealogical Sources

  • Pioneers of Canada - Newfoundland & Labrador

    Pioneers of Canada - Newfoundland & Labrador History Aboriginal Settlement During the prehistoric period, a group of people referred to by archeologists as the Maritime Archaic lived in the area now known Newfoundland and Labrador from about 8000 to 3200 BCE. They were followed by the Palaeo-eskimo, who lived in the region from about 2800 to 600 BCE, and then the Recent Indians, present f...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Labrador

    Pioneers of Canada - Labrador History The Labrador coast has been occupied for a very long time. Evidence of Maritime Archaic Native occupation, dating back at least 7000 years, has been found at L'ANSE AMOUR BURIAL SITE in the south. Labrador was likely the "Markland" of the Viking sagas, which described the anomalous silvery beaches near Groswater Bay. BASQUE fishermen established a great...

  • Child Emigration from Britain to Canada (Empire Settlement Act)

    This is a sub-project of the Child Emigration - Britain to Canada. This one is for the children that came under The Empire Settlement Act. 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 t...