Colonial Migrations to 1770

Ann G. Lawthers, Sc.D.
Oct 19, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
1m 06s
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Introduction
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Tools to Trace Migrations
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Cluster Research
7m 27s
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River Influence
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Mid-Atlantic
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Southern Colonies
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Look for Roads
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
22m 05s

About this webinar

Before the Revolutionary War, geography, topography and a strong indigenous people presence shaped migration patterns. This webinar covers the dominant push-pull forces and challenges for colonial migration. Using maps and other graphics, the major migration routes by region will be described: New England, mid-Atlantic and southward from Virginia. Famous paths such as the Kings Highway, the Great Valley Road, and the Fall Line Road as well as less well-known paths such as the Greenwood Path and the Forbidden Path will be covered. Using a set of case studies, the process of locating clues in local histories, land records, and vital records is unfolded.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Ann G. Lawthers, Sc.D. is a Genealogist with the Brue Family Learning Center at the New England Historic Genealogical Society – American Ancestors. When at the Boston Research Center, she works with patrons to help them explore and expand their fa
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  1. SR
    SHARI RUSSELL
    1 month ago

    wonderful workshop

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    sandy oestreich
    1 month ago

    on my mother’s side, they were from England originally
    on my father’s side, they were from Germany originally

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    James Crittenden
    2 months ago

    Enjoyed this very much! My puritan ancestors landed and founded Guilford, CT. I shall be watching this webinar again…tons of great information.

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    Sharon Ahearn
    2 months ago

    Ann G Lawthers never disappoints! She always has appropriate media to get her message to each viewer. I enjoy her webinars – always.

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    Suzanne nee Elliott
    2 months ago

    How to ask a question? I want to know if there is documetation for the people in Dutchess county, NY who were forced to leave property which later became the military academy, West Point.

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    AC LEGGETT
    2 months ago

    Very well prepared and presented while maintaining my interest. Thoroughly enjoyable and informative!

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    June Cougle
    2 months ago

    Need to replay tonight to have a chance to absorb more information from this class.

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    Xana Miller
    2 months ago

    Very informative. Thank you.

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