Last Modified: 25 August 2012
Welcome to the United States Territories website which is hosted by Trails To The Past.
My name is Charlie Vines and I am your host. I have been researching our families since 1996. My goal is to assist family researchers by providing as much information on the History and People of the United States Territories as possible.
If you find any errors on this site, broken links, or if you would like to contribute to this project, please contact me
Although I do host this site, I do not live in one of the territories; therefore, my ability to assist with any research will be extremely limited. I make every effort to post all data that I receive in a timely manner.
If you have information that you would like to contribute to this project, please sent the information to me and I will be sure to forward it to the correct host. You can e-mail any information to me.
There are fourteen territories that are part of the United States Territories. Five (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U. S. Virgin Islands) have significant populations; therefore, they will each have their on website as part of the U. S. Territories Project at Trails To The Past. Of the remaining nine territories, only Wake Island has any population. These nine will be listed on a single site called 'Other Territories'. There is history with the territories and my goal as host is to list that history, especially as it relates to genealogy.
Territories of the United States of America consist of the following:
Population: 57,663 (2007 Estimate)
Population: 175,877 (2008 Estimate)
Population: There are no permanent inhabits but caretakers will periodically live on the island
Population: 86,616 (2008 Estimate)
Population: 3,927,188 (2006 Estimate)
Population: 108,605 (2006 Estimate)
Population: 200 (2003 Estimate)
The United States fourteen territories
"Territories of the United States." (March 11, 2010). Wikipedia.
More information on each of these territories can be found on the corresponding page for each territory.
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