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Where do you “hail” from?

old treasure map  Migration studies have long been a key to studying genealogy. So much so, there are classes, lectures and book series written about it. Animals are not the only creature that migrate. Learning where someone is from, where they traveled and why is key to opening more doors in your genealogy research.

Today in the New York Times – an article on the US migration was posted and I found it very interesting, and thought I would share it with my readers.  The map display is more current and only covers since 2010, but very interesting when you look at your home state and where you or your fellow neighbors came from. Do look closer at the article, as there is a link of maps of migration since 1900 that may or may not help you in your own research.

I for instance live in Southern California, and although I have lived in a few other places, am a California Native. I thought I was one of the few left. According to this research, I am in the majority!

Where do you live – were you a transplant? or a native to your state?

One Leaf at a Time!

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A little Confession

Something secret you may not know about me………I am completely and utterly ADDICTED to Blogs and Podcasts! (More on that later)
One of my favorites I love to read happens to be a Genealogy Blog called “No Story Too Small” by Certified Genealogist, Amy Johnson Crow

Let me share why I love this blog; about this time a year ago Amy gave herself a challenge – to research 52 ancestors in 52 weeks! Each week she posted about her ancestors and information, stories, facts and figures about them. Just one a week on the same day each week and encouraged others to do the same. Sounds reasonable – right? I thought so, so I am joining the challenge and encouraging you to do so!


Here is the link to the 2015 Edition of the challenge

If you are a blogger, please register with her so you can link your blog and your ancestors to her site. If you are not a blogger, keep these items in your journal, or share them with a cousin, or a newsletter to the family. There are all kinds of ways to do this. The rules are easy – just do it! Throughout the year, we will share and accomplish this all together!

I can’t wait to see what you find out about your family!

Remember – it all starts with just One Leaf

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