13 May 2015

On This Day: Settlers arrive in Jamestown


English colonists arrived in Jamestown, Virginia On This Day in 1607. The settlement would become the first English settlement in the New World. The colonists survived that first harsh winter and many other adversities.

Think you have relatives who helped settle Jamestown? The Jamestown Biographies Project pairs archeological finds with genealogical information.  

Source:
Historic Jamestowne http://historicjamestowne.org/ 

“Historic Jamestowne” National Park Service

“Today in History” History.com



On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.
                

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.