state history

  • Idaho Genealogy

    Oct 19

    This is a landlocked, mountainous state in the western portion of the United States. The Native Indians associated with this region include the Nez Pierce and Coeur d'Alene people in the northern section and the Bannock tribe, along with the Northern and Western Shoshone tribes were in southern Idaho. Lewis and Clark expedition for the United...

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  • Hawaii Genealogy

    Oct 19

    The state encompasses the volcanic Hawaiian Island chain with hundreds of island covering some 1,500 miles. Long before it was a state of the United States, it was the Kingdom of Hawaii, from 1810 to 1893, an independent nation with diplomatic relations with other countries. The earliest possible settlers may have been the Polynesians people arri...

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  • Delaware Genealogy

    Oct 19

    A peninsula bordered by the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, the state of Delaware was one of the original 13 colonies. It became a state in December 7, 1787. As the second smallest state in land size, it has seen many ethnic groups on its shores. Henry Hudson, the English explorer, spotted Delaware Bay in 1609. The first to attempt a settlement...

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  • Connecticut Genealogy

    Oct 19

    One of the original 13 colonies of America, it was the 5th state to join the new nation in 1788. The earliest settlers to Connecticut were in 1636, coming from the Massachusetts colonies to start fresh. Native Indians, African-Americans and white Europeans have lived in this small land region for centuries. The Dutch first settled in the area...

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  • Colorado Genealogy

    Oct 19

    The main physical feature of Colorado are the Rocky Mountains. The plateau and mountainous regions provide abundance of rich national resources such as silver and gold. Most of the croplands are east of the Rockies. The land has been part of Spanish and Mexican holdings in the 17th century and into the early 1800s. In its earliest settlements,...

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  • California Genealogy

    Oct 19

    With great physically diverse lands in California and being large-sized it has attracted all types of people over the years. The state has hills, mountains, great forests, Pacific Ocean border, valley regions and deserts. The Spanish expedition led by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, first sailed on the Pacific west coast from Mexico in 1542. Settl...

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  • Arkansas Genealogy

    Oct 19

    The lands of Arkansas with its natural resources include abundant water; vast forests of quick-growing pines and valuable hardwoods. There are extensive deposits of oil, natural gas, and many other minerals. The first Europeans were Hernando de Soto's Spanish expedition which crossed the Mississippi River to Arkansas in 1541, spending several ...

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  • Arizona Genealogy

    Oct 19

    The lands of Arizona had been under Spain and then Mexico’s control and influence for centuries. Before the Europeans were the native Indian tribes of Navajos, Apache, Hopi and Zuni, some dating back to 15,000 BC. Centuries before the Spanish; the Hopi and Zuni had their cliff-dwelling villages. The Apache and Navajos had established villages...

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  • Alaska Genealogy

    Oct 19

    The huge state of Alaska is massive in land size rather than population. One notable different is in the large number of native American Indians, which would be important in Alaska genealogy, who have resided in this region for centuries. The southeastern coastal Indians tribes are Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. The Athabaskan tribes are in th...

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  • Alabama Genealogy

    Oct 19

    White Inhabitants in the area of what would become Alabama date back to explorers from Spain in the early 1500s. Over the years, Spain, France and England have laid claim to portions of the land. With the beginning of 1700s, French settlers were established near present-day Mobile. From the mid-1700s to 1800 with various wars among the Europeans,...

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