Saturday, November 20, 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Ancestral Family Migration Map

 It's Saturday Night - 

Time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to: 

This SNGF is based on the Migration map that my friend J. Paul Hawthorne made on Facebook on 18 November.  He used Birth dates and Places for his paternal line. 

1)  For this week's SNGF, make your own migration map for whichever surname or ancestral line you want.  Use a World Map or a country map.  Choose birth, marriage, death, or migration year to put the spots on the map and label them with the year.

2)  Share your map with all of us by writing your own blog post, writing a comment on this blog post, or put it in a Facebook post.  Please leave a comment on this post so others can find it.

Here's mine:  

FYI - I downloaded a map from google Images, copied it into Powerpoint, and drew the lines and added the years in Powerpoint, then used the Windows Snipping Tool to save the map as a PNG file to show in this post.  You can do this any way you want, but that process was easiest for me to do!

I chose to do the year of migration to a new place from the previous place.  

a)  Here is my SEAVER surname (my paternal line) places migration map:

Robert Seaver came to Roxbury, Massachusetts from England in 1634.  My ancestral SEAVER families  moved all around northeastern Massachusetts (Sudbury in 1687, Shrewsbury in 1760, Westminster in 1773, Leominster in 1870) until my father got in his car in December 1940 in Leominster and drove to San Diego, California.  

b)  Here is my CARRINGER surname (my maternal line)  places migration map:

For the CARRINGER line, I don't know where or when the immigrant came from Germany, but Martin Carringer (1758-1835) obtained land in Mercer County, Pennsylvania in 1795.  His son, Henry Carringer (1800-1879) moved his family to Louisa County, Iowa in 1858.  His son, David Jackson Carringer (1828-1902) moved his family to Boulder, Colorado in 1873.  His son, Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946) moved to San Diego on his honeymoon in 1887, and the family never left.

Thank you, J. Paul, for the idea and inspiration.


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Lisa S. Gorrell said...

That was fun! I hope to do this for any stories I write about my ancestors.

Diane Gould Hall said...

Great post Randy. I’ll have to try this.

Linda Stufflebean said...

I agree with Lisa. This was fun. Here's Michael Scerbak's multiple migratory trips over the pond.

Marcia Crawford Philbrick said...

Thank you for the prompt to do this. Like Lisa, I hope to do this with more of my lines.

Crawford / Briles Migration Maps