Saturday, April 13, 2013


What relationship does the location of your ancestor in a particular point in time have with where they were prior and may have gone in their future? Does the area they live have a common name. Ex. Norwalk, Danbury, Springfield, Fairfield, etc., etc. Our ancestors were not creative when it came to new names. That is why many cities and towns exist in several different states. Have you researched the migration trail that was followed by people to get to your ancestors area? This will help you in understanding where they came from. Where did the neighbors come from? The early you go back in time the higher likely hood that your people are living around people they new in the old location. There was strength in numbers and you did not want to travel out into the wilderness with out people you could rely on in time of need. Lastly why did they move to where they did when they did? Study the history of the area not just the names of our ancestors. The more understanding of the history of a particular area the more you will understand on what influenced your ancestors.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

In our family tree the names are repeated from one country to another all the way back to England. And so are the names of the sons and daughters.
Our ancestors are Ketchum(in Canada) Ketcham in USA.
I too am very interested in family history and tracking even the present relatives. Family is very important to me.
Visiting on the A to Z blogging Challenge.
Kathy at Oak Lawn Images