I have a family that moved from Virginia into Kentucky around 1800. The interesting thing is that the names of neighboring families to my ancestors in 1750 Virginia are the same names I see as their 1850 Kentucky neighbors in 1850. I’ve got another set of German families that essentially “transplanted” a village from northern Germany to Illinois in the mid to late 1800s. Some people tend to stick together even when they move. Use this to your advantage in your research. ———————————— Check out GenealogyBank’s Offer for Tip of the Day Fans!
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