Tracing ancestors who moved can be difficult, especially in southern states with burned counties. Learn methods and sources for tracking migrants from antebellum South Carolina to Florida. This session explores the historic context for migration in the territorial and early statehood period and describes the steps used in cluster research into ancestors who moved. A case study shows how cluster research helped find the origin of a South Carolinian who came to Alachua County in the 1840s when no known record provides his exact place of birth or names his parents.
Nancy A. Peters, CG, is a full-time genealogist living in South Carolina. She serves as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and as the editor of BCG’s OnBoard newsletter.
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