Ruedigers Genealogy Website


In order to better understand where the emigrants settled and were it is worthwhile to intensify the research I have tried to map my database to geographic maps using some neat software. As a basis to determine the location I have used the place of death as this is a final information and normally indicates also a longer settlement. Naturally this approach has the disadvantage that not all records have the information about the place of death.

As a first step there are two maps showing the USA with the exception of the states of Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Each state has its own color. In this geographic map I have projected the data from my genealogy program. All the records have been mapped to state, county and cities. The map details have been taken from the National Atlas of the United States. The best set of information is the allocation to counties as this information is available for nearly every record. Cities has a much lower level of accuracy as I very often only know the township and not the city in detail. The information where the township is known is not reflected in the city maps.

I’m just displaying one map currently as I have to do a refresh of data.

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