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== '''Types of U.S. Migration Records'''  ==
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== '''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|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.  
 
Actual lists of travelers are unusual. 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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== '''Migration Records for Selected States'''  ==
 
== '''Migration Records for Selected States'''  ==
  
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*[[Image:California flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [http://cagenweb.com/cpl/cpl_list.htm California]  
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*[[Image:New Mexico flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [http://reta.nmsu.edu/modules/heraldry/lesson/pdf/HrldList.pdf New Mexico]  
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*[[Image:Oregon flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [http://www.oregonpioneers.com/ortrail.htm Oregon]  
*[[Image:Alabama flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Alabama Census|Alabama]]
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*[[Image:Utah flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch/1,15773,3966-1,00.html Utah]
*[[Image:Alaska flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Alaska Census|Alaska]]
 
*[[Image:Arizona flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Arizona Census|Arizona]]
 
*[[Image:Arkansas flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Arkansas Census|Arkansas]]
 
*[[Image:California flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[California Census|California]]  
 
*[[Image:Colorado flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Colorado Census|Colorado]]
 
*[[Image:Connecticut flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Connecticut Census|Connecticut]]
 
*[[Image:Delaware flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Delaware Census|Delaware]]
 
*[[Image:District of Columbia flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[District of Columbia Census|District of Columbia]]  
 
*[[Image:Florida flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Florida Census|Florida]]
 
*[[Image:Georgia flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Georgia Census|Georgia]]
 
*[[Image:Hawaii flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Hawaii Census|Hawaii]]
 
*[[Image:Idaho flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Idaho Census|Idaho]]  
 
*[[Image:Illinois flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Illinois Census|Illinois]]
 
*[[Image:Indiana flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Indiana Census|Indiana]]
 
*[[Image:Iowa flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Iowa Census|Iowa]]
 
*[[Image:Kansas flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Kansas Census|Kansas]]
 
  
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*[[Image:Kentucky flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Kentucky Census|Kentucky]]
 
*[[Image:Louisiana flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Louisiana Census|Louisiana]]
 
*[[Image:Maine flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Maine Census|Maine]]
 
*[[Image:Maryland flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Maryland Census|Maryland]]
 
*[[Image:Massachusetts flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Massachusetts Census|Massachusetts]]
 
*[[Image:Michigan flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Michigan Census|Michigan]]
 
*[[Image:Minnesota flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Minnesota Census|Minnesota]]
 
*[[Image:Mississippi flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Mississippi Census|Mississippi]]
 
*[[Image:Missouri flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Missouri Census|Missouri]]
 
*[[Image:Montana flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Montana Census|Montana]]
 
*[[Image:Nebraska flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Nebraska Census|Nebraska]]
 
*[[Image:Nevada flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Nevada Military Records|Nevada]]
 
*[[Image:New Hampshire flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[New Hampshire Census|New Hampshire]]
 
*[[Image:New Jersey flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[New Jersey Census|New Jersey]]
 
*[[Image:New Mexico flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[New Mexico Census|New Mexico]]
 
*[[Image:New York flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[New York Census|New York]]
 
*[[Image:North Carolina flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[North Carolina Census|North Carolina]]
 
 
| valign="top" align="left" |
 
*[[Image:North Dakota flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[North Dakota Census|North Dakota]]
 
*[[Image:Ohio flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Ohio Census|Ohio]]
 
*[[Image:Oklahoma flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Oklahoma Census|Oklahoma]]
 
*[[Image:Oregon flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Oregon Census|Oregon]]
 
*[[Image:Pennsylvania flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Pennsylvania Census|Pennsylvania]]
 
*[[Image:Rhode Island flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Rhode Island Census|Rhode Island]]
 
*[[Image:South Carolina flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[South Carolina Census|South Carolina]]
 
*[[Image:South Dakota flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[South Dakota Census|South Dakota]]
 
*[[Image:Tennessee flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Tennessee Census|Tennessee]]
 
*[[Image:Texas flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Texas Census|Texas]]
 
*[[Image:Utah flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Utah Census|Utah]]
 
*[[Image:Vermont flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Vermont Census|Vermont]]
 
*[[Image:Virginia flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Virginia Census|Virginia]]
 
*[[Image:Washington flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Washington Census Records|Washington]]
 
*[[Image:West Virginia flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[West Virginia Census|West Virginia]]
 
*[[Image:Wisconsin flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Wisconsin Census|Wisconsin]]
 
*[[Image:Wyoming flag.png|border|22x20px]]  [[Wyoming Census|Wyoming]]
 
 
|}
 
  
 
== '''Things you can do'''  ==
 
== '''Things you can do'''  ==

Revision as of 22:24, 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.
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. Starting in 1850 federal censuses show where a person was born, and starting in 1880 where the parents were born.

Migration Records for Selected States


Things you can do

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