These charts last updated 2 Apr 2010 were put here in the hopes that they provide a quick overview of my research. Not all of this has been input into WeRelate.
These five charts start with various grandparents of my spouse and I, to avoid living people. In my experience, these charts span some of the toughest years to research in the United States: before 1850 when the census starting listing household members, but not yet to the period of the 1600's which historians and genealogists have studied extensively; and in addition, this was a period affected by the beginnings of the Western migration into areas without established governments and record keeping.
My research does often extend back many generations beyond what is shown. I have chosen to limit my research to persons who lived in the United States for now. In the future, I may follow lines overseas, but as I have no shortage of things to research at the present, I have no immediate plans to expand my focus. (For those that are good at counting, the missing grandparents are not included because there are too few generations post-immigration to justify a chart.)
This chart represents a migration from various England, Massachusetts and New York locations to Wisconsin.
This chart is the migration of some families from Rhode Island and New York, mostly having Quaker roots, and ending in Michigan. Obviously, there are still many open research questions here. (LI=Long Island)
These families are from Lehigh and Berks counties of Pennsylvania.
This is a southern branch, migrating from Virginia and the two Carolinas, through Tennesse, and then G.T.T. (Gone To Texas) during the Panic of 1837.
New England Branch
The merging of a Massachusetts family with a Maine family, both having New England roots back to first half of the 1600s.