So you want to learn more about Alabama Genealogy? Perhaps you have tracked an ancestor down to the Heart of Dixie and have hit a wall or maybe you know who your ancestor is and want to learn more about the local history so that you can understand what they were living through. Whatever the reason this is a great place to start. [Read more…]
So you want to learn more about Ohio Genealogy? Perhaps you have tracked an ancestor down to the Buckeye State and have hit a wall or maybe you know who your ancestor is and want to learn more about the local history so that you can understand what they were living through. Whatever the reason this is a great place to start. [Read more…]
Don Juan de Onate (1550 – 3 June 1626), sometimes referred to as “The Last Conquistador”, was born in colonial Mexico, also known as New Spain. One of the interesting Don Juan de Onate facts about his family was his father, Cristobal de Onate, who was a Spanish Conquistador and wealthy resident of the colony. Onate, would lead expeditions to The Great Plains, Colorado River, and the Southwest of America. He would eventually found the city of Santa Fe. [Read more…]
Hernando de Soto was a Spanish Conquistador that explored deep into the United States. He would be the first to explore modern day Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Arkansas and he would be the first Conquistador to cross the Mississippi River. He, like his predecessors, believed there was a passage through this continent to China. His expeditions allowed for further discoveries and paved the way for other famous explorers to push further into the New World. [Read more…]
When constructing an American Revolutionary War Timeline it is important to remember the events before the war. This was a war for independence, but prior to the war the colonists viewed themselves as British citizens, not as Americans so it is important to know the events that occurred leading up to the war.
The French and Indian War played a huge role in setting the stage for the colonies. It unified the colonies against the French and it put Great Britain in a great deal of debt. From Great Britains perspective they needed the pay off their debt and the colonies represented an income stream that was untapped so it only seemed logical that the colonies be taxed to pay off their war debt. However, the colonies believed that being taxed without any representation was signs of a dictatorship. [Read more…]