The concept of moving west was not a new one by the mid-1800's. Americans had been setting their sights on land to the west of civilization since before the United States was even a country. This hunger for land could not even be stopped by a civil war. Let's explore a bit of history and available records sets for studying your ancestors movement to the west.
Presented by Allison DePrey Singleton, MA, MLS, a senior librarian at The Genealogy Center.