Wednesday, August 19, 2020

GenFriends: Talking Migration with Miss Peggy

Migration is the topic for this edition of GenFriends.  Peggy Lauritzen, AG, lovingly referred to in the genealogy community as Miss Peggy, joined Cheri and the panel for a fun discussion.
Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgcock, Shelley Murphy and Mary Kircher Roddy joined in to welcome Miss Peggy and asked their questions and share the stories of their ancestor's migration patterns.

What is important when discovering an ancestor migrated? Asking "WHY".
Watch as Miss Peggy shares the answer to this question and her knowledge of using migration maps, records, and other resources to track your family from place to place.

Another migration story share after the filming:

And, one thing I forgot to mention was in the story of the young men who went to the California gold fields. This would have been in the 1850s. They found a number of African American men who were working to earn the money to buy their family's freedom. They made their money, then went to get their families put together.

We are grateful to Miss Peggy for sharing so much information,  great links, plus her Migration Handout!

Links in this Episode:
Peggy Lauritzen-Anxiously Engaged
FamilySearch Wiki-Migration Roads and Trails
Historical American Trails, Roads and Migration Routes
RoadTrails: Early American Roads and Trails
American Migration Patterns
8 Ways the Erie Canal Changed America
Website Links to the Overland Trail
Miss Peggy's Migration Syllabus

Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogists in the Archives
Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots
Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories
Shelley Murphy-Family Tree Girl
Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy
Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy

Do you have migration stories to share?
We'd love to hear from you!

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