The Latest Genealogy News from Thomas MacEntee of Abundant Genealogy via Genealogy Update
Here is today’s Genealogy Update via Alexa Flash Briefing, the Player (below) and the Episode Notes (PDF below):
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Genealogy Update Alexa Briefing
Friday, October 26, 2018
This is Thomas MacEntee with Abundant Genealogy and here are the genealogy and family history-related items you need to know for today, Friday, October 26th, 2018:
Happy Birthday Erie Canal – 193 Years Young!
I grew up in upstate New York and as a kid I learned the importance of the Erie Canal to the history of the state, as well as the westward expansion of the young United States. It wasn’t until I later became involved with genealogy that I began to understand more about the Canal and migration patterns for our ancestors.
Completed on October 26, 1825, the Erie Canal helped ferry many of our ancestors from the Eastern parts of the New York over to Buffalo and the Great Lakes. Those who did not want to travel to the West via wagon train were now able to navigate by boat to Ohio, Michigan and other states. In addition, consider that many of our ancestors helped build the Erie Canal including Irish and Welsh workers who settled in upstate New York cities such as Utica, Rome and Syracuse.
In honor of today’s anniversary, I’ve created a FREE Resource List at Abundant Genealogy providing amazing resources related to various transportation modes used by our ancestors. You’ll find links to message boards on various transportation-related occupations, links to passenger lists and more. Covering general migration, canals and waterways, railroads, and ships, you can download RESOURCE LIST: Transportation Resources for Genealogical Research by visiting Abundant Genealogy! Remember that each and every Friday I post a FREE Friday Download as part of sharing my genealogy and family history knowledge with other researchers.
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That’s all there is for now in terms of genealogy and family history news. Check back soon for further updates!
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