11 March 2009

(Almost) Wordless Wednesdays: More Visualizing with Maps

Using Google Maps to trace the westward migration of eight children from a single family. Notice the cluster points in New York, Illinois, the Plains, then California. Children lived ca. 1830's to ca. 1920's, offspring of Robert May and Ann Rowe of England.

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Liz said...

Imagine my surprise when I was looking at my goggle reader and found the town I live in at the cross of those two lines. You just never know what you will find!

Elgin, IL

Jennifer said...

How cool! Illinois really was the crossroads for my family. Almost all of my lines lived there at one point or another.