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| '''U.S. Migration Routes'''
 
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| '''U.S. Migration Topics'''
 
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| [[Image:Wagon Train.jpg|thumb|center|587px|Wagons were bumpy—most pioneers walked or rode horseback beside the oxen pulling their wagons.]]
 
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| <center>'''Key U.S. Migration Internet Links'''</center>  
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*[http://www.oregonpioneers.com/ortrail.htm Oregon and Its Pioneers] free lists 1839-1855  
 
*[http://www.oregonpioneers.com/ortrail.htm Oregon and Its Pioneers] free lists 1839-1855  
 
*[http://cagenweb.com/cpl/cpl_list.htm California Pioneer List Master Index] pre-1880  
 
*[http://cagenweb.com/cpl/cpl_list.htm California Pioneer List Master Index] pre-1880  
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== '''Value of Migration Research '''  ==
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== '''Value of Migration Research'''  ==
  
 
Mountains, forests, rivers, and the gaps between them channelled migration into predictable settlement patterns. Events like gold or land rushes, and Indian treaties also affected settlement.  
 
Mountains, forests, rivers, and the gaps between them channelled migration into predictable settlement patterns. Events like gold or land rushes, and Indian treaties also affected settlement.  
  
Understanding the transportation systems available to ancestors can help genealogists better guess their place of origin. Connect the place where an ancestor settled to the nearby canals,waterways, trails, roads, and railroads to look for connections to places they may have lived previously.
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Understanding the transportation systems available to ancestors can help genealogists better guess their place of origin. Connect the place where an ancestor settled to the nearby canals,waterways, trails, roads, and railroads to look for connections to places they may have lived previously.  
  
 
Migration research may help you discover:  
 
Migration research may help you discover:  
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:*clues for finding other records
 
:*clues for finding other records
  
== '''Contents of U.S. Migration Records'''  ==
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== '''Types&nbsp;of U.S. Migration Records'''  ==
  
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Actual lists of travelers are unusual.&nbsp;A few passenger lists are available at the New York State Archives for the [[Erie_Canal|Erie Canal]] from 1827-1829. But lists of pioneers who settled an area are sometimes available on the Internet, or in the form of county or local histories. The diaries and journals of people on the move may help you learn who they had as companions on the journey, and what their trip was like.
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| valign="middle" align="center" style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0);" colspan="5" | '''Federal Census Years'''
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Censuses, directories, land and property records, plat maps, tax records, and voting registers can sometimes be used to learn where new arrivals settled.
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| valign="middle" align="center" style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0);" | [[United States Census 1790|'''1790''']]  
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== '''Migration Records for Selected States'''  ==
| valign="middle" align="center" style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0);" | [[United States Census 1820|'''1820''']]
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| valign="middle" align="center" style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0);" | [[United States Census 1850|'''1850''']]
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| valign="middle" align="center" style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0);" | [[United States Census 1880|'''1880''']]
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| valign="middle" align="center" style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0);" | [[United States Census 1910|'''1910''']]
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| valign="middle" align="center" style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0);" | [[United States Census 1800|'''1800''']]
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| valign="middle" align="center" style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0);" | [[United States Census 1830|'''1830''']]
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| valign="middle" align="center" style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0);" | [[United States Census 1890|'''1890''']]
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| valign="middle" align="center" style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0);" | [[United States Census 1920|'''1920''']]
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<center>[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/freecensusforms.htm Blank forms for the US Census]</center>
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== '''Migration Records for Selected States '''  ==
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== '''Things you can do'''  ==
 
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[[Category:United_States|United_States]] [[Category:Record_Types_of_the_United_States|Record_Types_of_the_United_States]] [[Category:United_States_Migration_Internal|United_States_Migration_Internal]] [[Category:United_States_Emigration_and_Immigration]]
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[[Category:United_States|United_States]] [[Category:Record_Types_of_the_United_States|Record_Types_of_the_United_States]] [[Category:United_States_Migration_Internal|United_States_Migration_Internal]] [[Category:United_States_Emigration_and_Immigration|United_States_Emigration_and_Immigration]]

Revision as of 21:54, 25 June 2009

U.S. Migration Routes
U.S. Migration Topics
Substitute Records 

Other records that show where people originated or settled are:

United States  >  Migration Internal
Wagons were bumpy—most pioneers walked or rode horseback beside the oxen pulling their wagons.

Contents

Key U.S. Migration Internet Links

Value of Migration Research

Mountains, forests, rivers, and the gaps between them channelled migration into predictable settlement patterns. Events like gold or land rushes, and Indian treaties also affected settlement.

Understanding the transportation systems available to ancestors can help genealogists better guess their place of origin. Connect the place where an ancestor settled to the nearby canals,waterways, trails, roads, and railroads to look for connections to places they may have lived previously.

Migration research may help you discover:

  • a place of origin, previous hometown, or place where an ancestor settled
  • biographical details such as what they experienced, or with whom they traveled on their journey
  • clues for finding other records

Types of U.S. Migration Records

Actual lists of travelers are unusual. A few passenger lists are available at the New York State Archives for the Erie Canal from 1827-1829. But lists of pioneers who settled an area are sometimes available on the Internet, or in the form of county or local histories. The diaries and journals of people on the move may help you learn who they had as companions on the journey, and what their trip was like.

Censuses, directories, land and property records, plat maps, tax records, and voting registers can sometimes be used to learn where new arrivals settled.

Migration Records for Selected States

Key Reference Sources

Things you can do

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by: