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Subject: [APG] FW: case study using migration route
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 20:50:30 -0500
To my knowledge, neither NGSQ nor any other journal has done this kind of
article. That means it's a wide-open topic and you have obviously thought
through many of the issues that would make such a paper immensely valuable.
Do tell us that you're planning one!
Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
APG member, Tennessee
From: Kenjura Genealogical Services [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 7:54 PM
Subject: Re: [APG] case study using migration route
> Nicole, how do you define "the ancestor's migration route"?
> Do you mean "research in settled areas along the common migration route
from Point A to Point Z, to determine whether the ancestor can be found
there"? Or ... ?
Yep, research in settled areas along the common migration route(s) between
the ancestor's port of entry and where he eventually settled. I'm
interested in the actual mechanics of the journey between point A and point
B. Depending on the route, what modes of transportation might have been
employed? How long did it take? What obstacles might have been faced? Was
the final destination known at the onset of the journey or did they just
decide at some point that they were too tired to go on, the hill over yonder
looked like a good place to build a house, there were other people in the
vicinity that spoke the same language, etc.
I'm also interested in the records he or she might have created along the
way for longer journeys occurring over a period of several years where the
ancestor might have put down actual roots in one or more localities vs.
shorter journeys occurring over a year or less. I would guess that in order
to have done a reasonably exhaustive search for an immigrant ancestor, you
would want to complete research in each county they would have passed
through between point A and point Z, but I'm just now getting to that point
in my own research and haven't had the opportunity to work on a similar
issue for someone else, so I'd like to see the methodology others have used.