following maps are available on this site to help you understand the movement
of the different branches of my family:
- A map of present day Germany, showing the area from which the Bredbeck
- A zoom in of Bremen and its suburbs showing the location of the
place called Bredbeck as well as the parish of Meyenburg, where the
Bredbecks can be found in church records dating back to the 1600s.
- A map of 19th century London, showing the areas where records have
been found pertaining to the Dowding family.
York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio borders - Shows the intersection
of these three states, highlighting the areas where the Fergusons
and Frosts settled before arriving in Ottawa Co., OH.
- Map of the state of Vermont, showing the whereabouts of the Fergusons
before they left for Ohio.
Family Map - External link to my Acre map on the Mapicurious site.
This map follows the Acre family through time and across the country
from Maryland in the 1700s to Oklahoma by 1900
roads - This map is not yet finished. It will show the wagon road
from North Carolina orth Carolina to Indiana through the state of
Carolina - This map is not yet finished. It will show Orange Co.,
NC, from which the Hamilton began their journey to Indiana.
How were these
maps created and why? I wanted maps that showed only what I needed them
to, without a lot of additional, potential confusing, information. I decided
that the best way to do this was to create my own maps. For the first
few maps that I made I traced them from an atlas and then edited freehand.
Eventually, I decided that it was easier to begin with a computer image
and edit from there. Credits for each map are listed on the map pages....
I used an external site for a few maps and the links are also listed above,
but ultimately I decided that, time permitting, I enjoy making the maps
and will continue to do so.