I've been thinking for some time now about different ways to map family history. I've thought of migration patterns and timelines. I like the thought of applying different techniques used in public history to genealogy.
I've been looking at different ways to preserve, recover, and present information. This was inspired by the Willa Cather map, also powered by google. If you click on the "Family History Map" link below it will take you to a google page that provides not only a larger map, but also a detailed map key (identifying families through the use of colored markers) and a timeline for some life events.
With this small map, it is possible to click and drag to see the immigration patterns of the families identified on this website
View Family History Map in a larger map
I love family history and the various ways that it can be approached by researchers! I hope that this blog is interesting and inspiring!