OUR ANCESTORS MOVED (A LOT!) HERE ARE SOME MIGRATION TRAILS TO CHECK OUT:

(Some of the Following Sites were posted by Betty Distad <GmomDistad@AOL.COM> on The Arkansas Roots L List on Dec 4, 1998 - a big thanks for Betty!!)

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SHORT EXPLANATION:
Here's a site that gives you a bit of information about all the major migration trails & roads. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gentutor/trails.html

THE MIGRATION SITE: Brand new site. They are collecting migration information for everyone from everywhere. Stop by and add your family info. http://www.migrations.org/

TRADING PATH PRESERVATION: A new site dedicated to collecting and sharing information about the Trading Path thru NC. http://www.tradingpath.org/

OLD PA WAGON ROAD: When you click on the URL the page may be slow to load as it has some really large pictures. On the left click on Articles. http://rowanroots.gorowan.com/

THE OVERLAND TRAIL
http://www.over-land.com/index.html
Clickable Map:
http://www.over-land.com/otmap.html
Read a family's own story of their trip down the Overland Trail
http://www.onealwebsite.com/oneall/journal.htm
Read a story of the Overland Trail in Nebraska
http://www.livgenmi.com/1852overlandtrailtitle.htm

OREGON TRAIL
http://OCTA-trails.org or http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Allabout.html

CALIFORNIA TRAIL
http://www.nps.gov/cali/

MORMON TRAIL
http://www.mormontrail.com/
or
http://www.mormontrail.net/
Clickable Map:
http://www.evanstonwy.com/mormontrail/experience/trailmaps.html

SANTA FE TRAIL
http://www.ukans.edu/heritage/research/sft/
or
http://www.larned.net/trailctr/
or join the Santa Fe Trail Association
http://www.santafetrail.org/

CHISHOLM TRAIL
http://www.ukans.edu/heritage/trails/cthist.html
or
http://www.onthechisholmtrail.com/
or
http://hometown.aol.com/Gibson0817/chisholm.htm
What about the cattle that traveled the trail? Find out about them
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/print/CC/ayc2.html

OLD SPANISH TRAIL
http://www.mtn-meadows-assoc.com/old_spanish_trail_.htm
Map of the Old Spanish Trail:
http://www.homesteadmuseum.org/family/mapost.htm

WILDERNESS ROAD:
http://www.martinsstation.com/ and http://www.nps.gov/cuga/wildrnss.htm
Wilderness Road State Park:
http://www.dcr.state.va.us/parks/wildroad.htm
Wilderness Road Tour Company
http://www.wilderness-road.com/
Map: wildernessrd.html

SOUTHERN TRAILS: Here's a nice site with some really interesting information and links. It is an outgrowth of the Southern Trails e-mail list. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~south1/trails1.htm

GOING WEST: If you had ancestors migrate west check out this site and see your can find them or add them to the lists being built - http://members.aol.com/gedsearch/migrate.htm
 
BRETHREN LIFE: Here's information on several of the old migration paths http://www.cob-net.org/docs/brethrenlife_migrations.htm#wilderness

  

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