Sunday, November 24, 2013

Creating an Ancestor's Map: United States & Canada

Here's another idea for a fun activity with kids or grandkids:  Create a map showing where your ancestors lived in the Unites States and Canada.

You can make your map on the Defocus-Blog webpage "Create Your Visited States & Provinces Map".

But instead of making your map for states & provinces you have visited, you can make the map for states & provinces where your ancestors lived!

I made up a legend for my Ancestors Map, using the colors available on the Defocus blog:

Green--more than 4 generations
Blue--3-4 generations
Yellow--1-3 generations
Red--lived for a short time, up to 1 generation
White--never lived there

I have this map posted on Facebook.  Thanks to Heather Wilkinson Rojo and others, who had the idea first! And to Jeremy Nixon, who created the Defocus Blog--what a fun tool!

Have a great Thanksgiving!


© Betty Tartas  2013

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