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Family Member Three: Journey Links 

 

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Swedish Emigration to America Synopsis of nineteenth century Swedish emigration, including European routes to and through America, from AmericanWest.com.
Three Centuries of Germans in America  Synopsis of the periods during which Germans came to America, where they settled and the ports through which they traveled from The United States Embassy in Germany.
Norwegian-Americans Write Home Sampling of letters to Norway to explain immigration history from Norwegian Emigrant Museum/National Library of Norway.
Emigration U.S.A. Explanation of how European emigrants learned of Atlantic crossing, including some linked copies of journey materials, from The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies.
The Pioneers Summary of migration paths, provided following a timeline, from Lone Hand Western.
Trails to Utah and the Pacific Collection of diaries, published trail guides, maps and historical essays about journeying west from The Library of Congress's American Memory Project.
End of The Oregon Trail Overview of western migration in which internal site links provide specifics about the Oregon Trail, California Trail, other nearby trails, journey items and motivations for migrating from End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.
The Oregon Trail Overview of the Oregon Trail in which internal site links provide specific information about the journey from Idaho State University.
Old Spanish Trail Map and synopsis of a route that people took to get from the east to California from The Homestead Museum.
Old Spanish Trail Land Form Overview and primary resource about journeying on the Old Spanish Trail from San Luis Valley Museum Association.
 
The Santa Fe Trail Overview of the Santa Fe Trail with specific details in the question/answer section from The Santa Fe Trail Center.
The Mormon Pioneer Trail Description of specific Mormon migration journeys and transportation methods from AmericanWest.com.
Significance of the Mormon Trail Explanation of the Mormon migration to Utah from Brigham Young University.
Voyages to the Pacific Coast List of personal narratives about journeying to California from The Library of Congress's American Memory Project.
Expedition to Oregon & California Highlights of an 1846 journey west to Oregon and then on to California in Lansford W. Hasting's "The Emigrants' Guide to Oregon and California" from The University of Virginia.
Cooking: Along the Trail Summary of materials needed to prepare food while journeying west from The Utah K-12 Education Project.
Historic Trails Map of western migration trails followed by links that summarize the history of each trail from Bureau of Land Management Wyoming.
Smokey Hill Trail History Description of the 1860s trail connecting Kansas to Colorado from The University of Kansas.
Journey Problems Explanation of the difficulties that arose while people journeyed west from The Utah K-12 Education Project.
The Overland Wagon Explanation of vehicles and supplies used for western migration from The Museum of Westward Expansion.

 


CREDITS FOR IMAGES

Association of American Genealogists International Research.  "Map of Northwestern
     Migration Trails."  [Online Image] 3 September 2002. <http://www.intl-
     research.com/images/nebig.gif>.

Association of American Genealogists International Research.  "Map of Western
     Migration Trails."  [Online Image] 3 September 2002. <http://www.intl-
     research.com/images/west.gif>.


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Created By:
Brad Goldberg
8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Humanities and Communications Magnet Program
Eastern Middle School


Last updated July 08, 2003