The Boston States Migration Links Page

The "Boston States" is a term that Canadians have used to describe the magnet migrations to the New England area. The migration pattern results are reflected in the 1990 census map above. You may be quite surprised by the ancestry shown in the other demographic maps also found at http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/datanetweb/php/census2000/usAncestry.php 

Hamrick software has provided another tool by mapping surname distributions with the US 1850, 1880, 1910 and 1990 census information at http://www.hamrick.com/names. The color coded population densities show you where a family name was concentrated and spread over the course of 140 years.

For more map references, email lists, newspaper columns and research aids, archives, projects, fair and workshop info return to the main page at http://bostonstates.rootsweb.com

 

History, Travel and Museum Aids for research:

Canada

GenConnect Acadian-Cajun http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/USA/La/Acadian-Cajun

Genealogy Vacations in the Maritimes http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/gazsd/gazsd27.htm

Travel Canada http://travel.canoe.ca/

Museums in Canada http://www.icom.org/vlmp/canada.html

Canadian Heritage at Canadian Museum of Civilization at http://www.civilization.ca

Canada GenWeb pages http://www.rootsweb.com/~canwgw

CanadaGenWeb Archives http://www.rootsweb.com/~canwgw/cgwarchives.html

Railroad

The Canadian Museum of Rail Travel http://www.crowsnest.bc.ca/cmrt

Newfoundland

Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador http://www.heritagefoundation.ca/

Southern Newfoundland Seamen's Museum http://www.explorenewfoundlandandlabrador.com/Historic_Attractions_&_Museums/southern_newfoundland_seamen.htm

Mary March Regional Museum http://www.therooms.ca/museum/prov_museums.asp

Other NF museums http://www.manl.nf.ca/themlist.htm

Avondale Railway Museum http://www.manl.nf.ca/avonrail.htm

Botwood Heritage Centre http://www.manl.nf.ca/bother.htm

Harbour Grace Historical Society http://www.manl.nf.ca/hgrachis.htm

 

Prince Edward Island

Island Register - Prince Edward Island's Premier Genealogy Home Page - completely searchable site http://www.isn.net/~dhunter/index.html

PEI GenWeb Project - lots, place names, counties and towns, island directories, family surnames and genealogies, FHC, archives and libraries, churches, newspapers and obits, historical societies, museums, guides and maps, Mi'kmac, Acadian, Celts and pipes and tunes, Scots, Loyalists, governments and finances, military and arms, occupations, archives and cemeteries, ships, lighthouses, sea disasters, mills, newspapers, reference books and supplies, links and lists, queries and lookups, announcements and reunions, census and ship data http://www.isn.net/~dhunter/pegenweb.html

 

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia History - historical societies, museums, maps, timelines, Mi'kmac, Scots, Montbeliard French, Blacks, Planters, archaeology, architecture,weather, governments and finances, military and arms, towns and forts, agriculture, archives and cemeteries, medical, mariners and fishermen, sail and steam ships, shipyards, lighthouses, sea disasters, mills, textiles, newspapers, pony express and stage coaches, railroads, canals, mines, coal, electric and telephone companies, cable and telegraph, schools, water power, fire departments, streetcars, blueberries, cars and license plates, plane flight, television http://alts.net/ns1625/histindx.html

Nova Scotia GenWeb Project - counties and towns, databases, VRs, archives and libraries, churches, newspapers and obits, societies and museums, geography and maps, telephone and postal lookups, reference books and supplies, links and lists, queries and lookups, announcements and reunions, census and ship data, Loyalist, military, Planters, Acadian, Mi'kmac http://www.rootsweb.com/~canns/index.html

 

New Brunswick

Heritage Resources, Saint John, Saint John, New Brunswick http://www.saintjohn.nbcc.nb.ca/~Heritage

 

Ontario

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/

Ontario Museum Association http://www.museumsontario.com/l

Brockville Museum on the St Lawrence River http://www.brockvillemuseum.com/

Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission, Campobello Island, New Brunswick http://www.fdr.net

A Chronology of Ontario (Upper Canada / Canada West) http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/List001/list43.htm

 

Quebec

Canada GenWeb pages http://www.rootsweb.com/~canwgw

CanadaGenWeb Archives http://www.rootsweb.com/~canwgw/cgwarchives.html

 

US

Site links and travel planning for US Historic sites and events at http://historytravel.com /

US Museums http://www.icom.org/vlmp/usa.html

United States Genealogical and Historical Resources at RootsWeb http://resources.rootsweb.com/USA/

US GenWeb pages http://www.usgenweb.org

 

Maine

RootsWeb Maine http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/USA/me.html

Maine US GenWeb Archives http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/me/mefiles.htm

Maine US GenWeb Cemetery transcriptions http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/maine/maine.html

The Maine Maritime Museum http://www.bathmaine.com/programs.asp

Maine Watercraft Museum http://www.planetware.com/thomaston/maine-watercraft-museum-us-me-thom.htm

Jackman Moose River Historical Museum http://www.jackman.ws/historic.html

Maine Narrow Gauge RailroadMuseum in Portland - Bridgton & Saco River RR, 1883-1941; Kennebec Central RR, 1890-1929; Monson RR, 1883-1943; Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes RR, 1879-1935; Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Rwy., 1893-1933 http://www.mngrr.org/

 

New Hampshire

GenConnect New Hampshire

New Hampshire

RootsWeb New Hampshire http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/USA/nh/starting.html

New Hampshire US GenWeb Archives http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/nh/nhfiles.htm

New Hampshire US GenWeb Cemetery transcriptions http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/newhamp.html

 

Vermont

Vermont US GenWeb Archives http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/vt/vtfiles.htm

Vermont US GenWeb Cemetery transcriptions http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/vermont.html

Vermont History information on most VT towns, towns in counties, and lists town clerks http://home.att.net/~Local_History/VT_History.htm

 

Massachusetts

Massachusetts US GenWeb Archives http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ma/mafiles.htm

Massachusetts US GenWeb Cemetery transcriptions http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/massachu.html

Boston area museums http://www.bostoncentral.com/activities.php

Charles River Museum of Industry, Waltham, Massachusetts. http://www.crmi.org/

 

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project http://rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/cemetery/

Rhode Island US GenWeb Cemetery transcriptions http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/rho-isl.html

Rhode Island US GenWeb Archives http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ri/rifiles.htm

 

Connecticut

Connecticut US GenWeb Archives http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ct/ctfiles.htm

Connecticut US GenWeb Cemetery transcriptions http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/connecti.html

1824 and 1835 Connecticut State Maps http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/maps/connecticut

Connecticut River Museum http://www.ctrivermuseum.org/

Museum of Woodworking Tools http://www.antiquetools.com

 

New York

New York US GenWeb Archives http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ny/nyfiles.htm

New York US GenWeb Cemetery transcriptions http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/newyork/newyork.html

Hudson River Maritime Museum http://www.fieldtrip.com/ny/43380071.htm

Westchester County Historic sites http://www.lowerhudsonconference.org/HKC/Westchester/Historic_Sites/historic_sites.html

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area http://www.hudsonrivervalley.com/

Museums of the Capital District of New York http://www.albany.com/Guide/Attractions_MuseumsPlanetariums.cfm

 

 England

Site with parallels to US patterns of Canal History and Canal Museums - The Boat Museum, National Waterways Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum, Water Folk Canal Centre http://www.canaljunction.com

 

Additional Resources

Religious, Ethnic, Migration Resources:

American Anthropologist at http://www.aaanet.org/aa/

Anthropological Forum at http://www.anthropology.arts.uwa.edu.au/

British Studies at http://www.britcoun.org/studies

Canadian Museum of Civilization at http://www.civilization.ca

Census Research Intro at http://www.censusresearch.com/intro.htm

Celtic Christianity, History and Genealogy at http://members.aol.com/jilliemae

European Emigration Profile at http://www.americanwest.com/swedemigr/pages/emigra.htm

Federation of Small Anthropology Programs at http://www.aaanet.org/gad/fosap/index.htm

GENUKI Contents Page at http://www.genuki.org.uk/mindex.html

Handbooks for Foreign Genealogical Research at http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/bib_guid/foreign.html

Immigrant Arrivals: A Guide To Published Sources form the Library of Congress at http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/bib_guid/immigrant/

Luxembourg emigration in the 19th century essay at http://www.igd-leo.lu/igd-leo/emigration/emigrationus.html

MIGRATION PATTERN Links:

http://www.intl-research.com/migration.htm

Naming practices of New England settlers provides an overview of their cultural and social ideologies at http://lonestar.texas.net/~mseifert/puritan14.html

Origins of Nations at http://users.netinfo.com.au/~quokka/hrp/index.html#resources

Population Research Links:

http://popindex.princeton.edu/index.html

Status Groups and Structural Endogamy at http://eclectic.ss.uci.edu/~drwhite/tlaxcala/rtftohtml.htm

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte County "The Pilgrims weren't Puritans" Rev. Samuel A. Trumbore http://www.trumbore.org/sam/sermons/s7b4.htm

What Led to the Puritan Emigration of the 1630's? at http://members.aol.com/ntgen/hrtg/engl.html

Cyndi's List at http://cyndislist.com

Everton Genealogical Resources From or About Churches, Societies, Ethnic Groups, Adoptees, etc. at http://www.everton.com/

FamilyFinder Religious Genealogy Resources at http://genhomepage.com/religion.html

Memorabilia Corner at http://members.aol.com/TMcorner/index.html

 

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