Category Archives: EMPIRE AND COLONIALISM

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American War, prison hulks, Joseph Banks, Australia. Connect!

The American War, Joseph Banks, prison hulks and Australia, what connects them all? Connections exist across all areas of history including our own, it’s just a matter of discovering them

Virginia Cemeteries online

Just had to share this brilliant resource, a collation of data from Virginian cemeteries. Thanks for all the effort that has gone into this excellent free resource. Another Intriguing Snippet to help aid your family history research </br>

List of first settler surnames Jamestown

List of first settler surnames Jamestown

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series American Migration

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series American MigrationIs your surname in the list of first settler surnames Jamestown? Many Americans have roots that stretch deep down under the Atlantic ocean and pop up in the UK. Read on to discover if your family name was included in the list of first…

How did the Jamestown colony survive?

How did the Jamestown colony survive?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series American Migration

How did the Jamestown Colonists survive? They went in search of finding their fortunes, full of hope and ambition. The reality was much harsher and more difficult than they could have imagined. Find out here how they survive their rials and tribulations.

Captain John Smith C17th Capitalist?

Captain John Smith C17th Capitalist?

The name of Captain John Smith, is, in the minds of many British people intrinsically linked to ‘Pocahontas’ , his native American saviour. Beyond this connection though, his writings on the settlement of Virginia are quite vigorous and erudite and he could be judged as having a very positive influence on how the New England…