Calling all Genea-Musings Followers:
1) A lot of our ancestors migrated to a distant place. Which one in all your ancestors migrated the furthest? Or the furthest in North America? It might be in a single massive transfer, or in a number of smaller strikes over their lifetime. How far did they journey? Are you aware the route they took?
Here is mine:
I’ve so many who got here from Germany to America, or Holland to America, or the British Isles to America within the seventeenth and 18th centuries that I am not going to put in writing about them. The earliest had been in all probability my Mayflower passengers, a few of whom traveled from Leiden in Netherlands to England to Plymouth Colony.
I even have quite a lot of ancestors who traveled from the jap states to San Diego, together with:
* My father possible got here the furthest – from Leominster, Massachusetts to San Diego in December 1940, driving by way of Columbus (the place he despatched a letter to his Aunt Emily in San Diego), by way of St. Louis and Route 66 to California, arriving in 3 days (with out sleep, he stated, ingesting a number of espresso). If he got here by freeway right this moment alongside virtually the identical route, it might be 43 hours of driving and a pair of,981 miles, in line with Google Maps.
* My great-great grandmother, Abigail (Vaux) Smith (1844-1931) was born in Aurora, Erie County, New York, moved to Burnett, Dodge County, Wisconsin within the 1850s (by boat and wagon?), then to Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa within the late 1860s, then to Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas within the 1870s, to McCook, Crimson Willow County, Nebraska in 1885, after which to San Diego within the Nineties after her husband died. She died in San Diego in 1931.
* My great-grandfather, Charles Auble (1849-1916) was born in Newark, New Jersey, moved to Terre Haute, Indiana within the 1860s, then to Chicago, Illinois within the Eighteen Eighties, after which to San Diego in about 1911, and died there in 1916.
* My great-grandmother, Georgianna (Kemp) Auble (1868-1952), was born in Norfolk County, Ontario, moved to Chicago within the Nineties, and got here to San Diego along with her husband and daughter in about 1911, and lived there till her demise in 1952.
My spouse has ancestors who actually traveled a protracted option to get to California.
* Her second great-grandparents, Alexander Whittle (1818-1852) and Rachel Morley (1821-1859) had been born in Lancashire in England, married and traveled to Sydney, Australia in 1841, then got here to San Francisco in about 1851. The boat journey from England to Sydney took over six months, and lined greater than 12,000 miles (in all probability England to Cape of Good Hope, to Singapore, after which to Sydney) – perhaps as much as 14,000 miles. The boat journey from Sydney to San Francisco took about 4 months, and lined about 7,500 miles. So that they traveled at the very least 19,500 miles from start to demise, and each of them died relative younger, of their 30s.
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