Saturday, November 23, 2013

Where Did Your Immigrant Ancestors First Settle?

With Thanksgiving approaching, and thoughts of my Mayflower ancestors lingering in my head, I began to think about how many of my ancestors actually came to New England first, and how many settled elsewhere.

And then I thought: Wouldn't it be cool to have a visual representation or a graph? I looked online and found an easy-to-use website called Create a Graph

This is a graph I made, in about 5 minutes, using  estimated calculations based on my family tree information.

About 50% of my immigrant ancestors settled in New England: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire & Connecticut

Approximately 35% of my immigrant ancestors settled in Virginia.

About 14% settled in Pennsylvania, New York or Maryland.

And about  1% settled in Nova Scotia, Canada

These are rough estimates, of course, but fairly accurate!

Where did your immigrant ancestors settle?  If you have the information, this would be a fun Thanksgiving day activity to share with your kids or grandkids!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


© Betty Tartas  2013

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