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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