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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course United States Migration Patterns  by Beverly Whitaker, CG. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).


Recommended Websites for US Migrations

Trails West into the North
http://www.over-land.com/trwestnorth.html
Includes the Lewis & Clark Expedition

U.S. Westward Migration, 1775-1860 Map
http://www.clippingdale.org/images/US_Westward_Migration_1775-1860.jpg

Along the Old Federal Road
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~oldfedrd/

Genealogy.com - Genealogical Pointers (10-31-06)
http://www.genealogical.com/newsletters/genealogy_pointers_10-31-06.pdf
“Getting Stumped on Zane’s Trace: A Sage of Westward Migration” by William Dollarhide

Texas A&M University - Nueva España: Nuevas Philipinas--Provincia de Tejas
http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/ccbn/dewitt/Spain2.htm
Texas Independence—Sons of Dewitt Colony Texas

Magellan’s Log
http://www.texaschapbookpress.com/sites.htm
The Natchez Trace: A Wilderness Highway, by Pedkop Bambera

History Magazine - The National Road
http://www.history-magazine.com/natroad.html

Pioneer Migration Routes Through Ohio
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maggieoh/pioneer.html

Western Migration Routes
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~quakers/migration.htm

The Trail of Tears: The Exodus of the Cherokee to the West
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gentutor/cherokee.html

Trail of Tears Association
http://www.nationaltota.org/


Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
http://www.lewisandclark.org/LCTHF2/HOME.html

Early Roads and Routes in Alabama
http://web.archive.org/web/20040217091506/www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/images/roadmap.jpg

MichMarkers.com - Chicago Road
http://www.michmarkers.com/startup.asp?startpage=S0280.htm
Michigan Historical Marker Web Site

Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office
http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/

North American Canals
http://www.canals.com/northam.htm

National Park Service - Lewis and Clark Trail
http://www.nps.gov/lecl/historyculture/index.htm

National Park Service - Natchez Trace
http://www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

Cyndi’s List - Railroads
http://www.cyndislist.com/railroads

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Information in this Wiki page is excerpted from the online course United States: Migration Patterns offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. To learn more about this course or other courses available from the Institute, see our website at http://www.genealogicalstudies.com. We can be contacted at wiki@genealogicalstudies.com

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