A new on-line resource is available for free searching at the
Many Central New Yorkers migrated to the upper mid-western states and
I have had a long time interest in researching several of the families of Kenosha and Racine counties in Wisconsin because that area was founded and settled by some of my family members that became stock holders in “The Western Emigration Company” that was formed from residents of Hannibal and several of the nearby towns of Ira, Cato, Granby, and Lysander.
Here is a very short mention of this company from the Oswego County GenWeb site: “By 1835, the population of the Town of
To search for Immigrations a good site to check is: http://www.castlegarden.org
Here is a great site that has been put up by Jane Devlin and a group of her friends that is heavy in content for Middlesex County, Connecticut, but has quite a bit of good material from New York State. They have been busy little beavers extracting all kinds of data from myriad sources and putting them all on-line. (Bless you all.) Jane named her site in honor of her grandparents’ surnames so you are not apt to locate this enormous collection of material by the use of many search engines and it was brought to my attention by one of my website visitors, Coralynn Brown. Check it out: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdevlin/#008