The period between the late 18th and early 19th century was a period of great migration in the United States. Families were moving from New England to the Midwest, from the Atlantic Seaboard into the South, and more. Yet, because European settlements were relatively new, there are few centralized, indexed records.
A time line – a year to year account of your ancestor’s movements – can help you pinpoint where they were living when an event likely occurred. I was delighted to discuss time lines (and how to make them) in a mini session as part of a July 14, 2023 webinar. It’s available for free for a week here.