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16th Century French Exploration of North America

Arx Carolina

An AccessGenealogy Exclusive: Richard Thornton’s study of the Sixteenth Century French Exploration of North America – replete with maps and images – Much of the research in this report was drawn from two books by former Congressman Charles Bennett of Florida, which were interpolated with the author’s personal knowledge of Georgia coast – while fishing, canoeing, sailing and camping in the region between Darien, GA and Jacksonville, FL. The author was born in Waycross, GA, is a Creek Indian and is an expert on Muskogean culture. The first book by Bennett, Three Voyages, translated the memoirs of Captain René Goulaine de Laudonniére. The second book by Bennett, De Laudonniére and Fort Caroline, translated the memoirs and letters by other members of the French colonizing expeditions. These books are supplemented by the English translation of Jacques Le Moyne’s illustrated book, Brevis narratio eorum quae in Florida Americai provincia Gallis acciderunt,” Le Moyne was the official artist of the Fort Caroline Colony, and one of the few who survived its massacre by the Spanish.



The Cherokee Land Lottery

1830 Map of Cherokee Territory in Georgia

The Land Lottery dataset contains the names and residence of all the fortunate drawers in the Land Lottery of the Cherokee country, arranged by districts in numerical order, all carefully copied from the originals in the Executive Department and the office of the Surveyor General, designating also the lots which have been granted. We have given the quality of the lots in some instances, but not generally, deeming it altogether unimportant, from the well known inaccuracy of the surveyors in classing their value, and from the additional fact that very few individuals engage in contracts for real estate until they are enabled by personal observation to place a proper estimate upon the premises. By reference to the numerical list, the drawer’s name and residence can be readily ascertained.



Historic and Quaint Forts of North America

Panorama of Newport Harbor

Historic and Quaint Forts of North America. An account of the most famous fortifications of North America is, in realty, a cross section of the military history of the continent; and whatever ingenuity there may be in this method of presenting the conspicuous deeds of valor of the American people will, it may be hoped, add interest to the following pages.



Wisconsin Gold Star List

Liberty Bond

Wisconsin’s Gold Star List Soldiers, sailors, marines and nurses casualties for WWI. This extensive list of casualties from Wisconsin provides details of the hometown, age, unit, location of death, and cause of death, for those soldiers, sailors, marines, and nurses who all gave their life in World War 1.



Northeastern Oklahoma Biographies

Map of Oklahoma

The following biographies were written in 1922 and pertain to “important” men who resided in the Muskogee and northeastern areas of Oklahoma. By important, it should be emphasized that each biography was submitted along with a payment for inclusion in the biographical manuscript. Therefore, anyone who chose not to pay for such a service was often left out of the manuscript. The counties covered by this manuscript include Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Ottawa, Rogers, Sequoyah, Wagoner, and Washington.



Standard History of Champaign County Illinois

Illinois Industrial University Hall

The following biographies were collected from the manuscript A Standard History of Champaign County, Illinois written in 1918 by J. R. Stewart. The fact that a citizen is mentioned in this manuscript with a biography doesn’t indicate anything more then they chose to “subscribe” to the publishing of the manuscript, or that somebody subscribed for them.

The presence of a biography in these types of works however, can provide the family researcher a vivid look into the lives of their ancestors. For the historian, these works often provide a glimpse into the events that helped shape a community. One should remember that this type of work is not definitive in its proof, as it is taken from information collected at the time, and can often be misleading if not false. Stories handed down to children, may not be true; details of somebody’s life may be altered to make them appear greater then they actually were. It is important therefore for each researcher to verify the facts provided here with additional proof from other resources. Having said that, please enjoy!



Boston Intentions of Marriage 1752-1808

Marriage Intention

From it’s early history, Massachusetts has required couples to formerly file a marriage intention whenever they planned to marry. This specific data set contains all marriage intentions filed within the city of Boston Massachusetts during the years of 1752-1808. While most records within this data set contain references to white people, there are instances where “negro servants” “blacks” and “colored” marriage intentions were recorded. Each listing is an abstraction of the actual record, and usually contains the names of the couple and the date of filing the intention… in some instances a town is also included, when an individual did not reside in Boston.



Carlisle MA Vital Records to 1850

Carlisle Massachusetts Map of 1875

Carlisle Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 includes records of births, marriages and deaths, basically all entries to be found in the books of record kept by the town clerks; in the church records; in the cemetery inscriptions; and in private records found in family Bibles, etc. These records are printed in a condensed form in which every essential particular has been preserved. All duplication of the town clerk’s record has been eliminated, but differences in entry and other explanatory matter appear in brackets. Parentheses are used when they occur in the original record; also to indicate the maiden name of a married woman.
When places other than Carlisle and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy. Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under the names of both parties. In all records the original spelling of names is followed, and in the alphabetical arrangement the various forms should be examined, as items about the same family may be found under different spellings.



Frontier and Colonial Forts of the United States

Battle of Fort Pitt

List of colonial forts, frontier forts, trading posts, named camps, redoubts, reservations, general hospitals, national cemeteries, etc., established or erected in the United States from its earliest settlement to 1902. This list has been prepared only for convenience of reference. The data available for consultation is known to be incomplete, and may be erroneous in some instances, we welcome corrections and additions to it.



American Prisoners Of The Revolution

Jersey Prison Ship

This manuscript provides a look into the types of British prisons and the stories of the American men who were confined within during the Revolutionary War. Most notable are the stories among the men who were sentenced to stay aboard the ship “The Old Jersey.” Included within the book are names of over 8,000 confirmed prisoners of HMS Jersey. There is little that is original in the compilation. The accounts could have been given in the compiler’s own words, but they would only, thereby, have lost in strength. The original narratives are all out of print, very scarce and hard to obtain, and the writer feels justified in reprinting them in this collection, for the sake of the general reader interested in the subject, and not able to search for himself through the mass of original material, some of which she has only discovered after months of research. Her work has mainly consisted in abridging these records, collected from so many different sources.



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