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Archive for July, 2005

Spanish colonization of the Americas

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Spanish conquest and colonization of the Americas began with the arrival in America of Christopher Columbus in 1492. He had been searching for a new route to the Asian Indies and was convinced he had found it. Columbus was made governor of the new territories and made several more journeys across the Atlantic Ocean. He [...]

Sponsored by the letter A

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Well – today I’ve gone on a more detailed update of the counties starting with the letter ‘A’. Which means there should be more detailed county pages for Alamance, Alexander,

Dutch Colonization of the Americas

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

During the 17th century, Dutch traders established trade posts and plantations throughout the Americas; actual colonization, with Dutch settling in the new lands was not as common as with settlements of other European nations. Many of the Dutch settlements had been abandoned or lost by the end of the century, with the exception of the [...]

French colonization of the Americas

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

North America The French established colonies across the New World in the 17th century. They were developed to export sugar and furs among other products. Explorers and settlers from France settled in what is now Canada, the Mississippi Valley and along the Gulf coast in what is now Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana founding the cities [...]

South Carolina Genealogy site

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Once upon a time, when this site was at a peak a few years back, it had a sister site. That was a South Carolina Genealogy site. I’d like to go ahead and mention that site is back up and I am in the process of filling out the information available there. I’ve covered half [...]

Jamestown colony settlement (1607)

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Jamestown was founded in 1607 by the London Virginia Company. Three ships, Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery arrived at Jamestown on May 14, and their crews of 104 men and boys began the first permanent English settlement in North America. The settlers consisted mainly of English farmers and Polish woodcutters, hired in Royal Prussia. Upon [...]

County List complete

Monday, July 25th, 2005

Well, I’ve finally made it through all the currently existing counties of North Carolina. All 100 should be there. As you probably know by now, all you need to do is click on the menu entry in the sidebar to the right entitled “North Carolina Counties” and the menu will expand to list links to [...]

British Colonization of the Americas

Monday, July 25th, 2005

British North America The English established colonies along the east coast of North America from Newfoundland as far south as Florida. Initially, the name “Virginia”, named after Queen Elizabeth I was applied to the entire coast, including what is now the Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland. Early colonies included

Additional domain name

Monday, July 25th, 2005

I’m not sure if this is worth noting or not. I’ve just setup a second domain name pointing here. Some time back I had registered and it now directs to this site along with

County Information Update

Monday, July 25th, 2005

Just another little update to pass along that the county list has been added to. I’ve now added information up to the letter ‘r’, so that means