Why Did My Ancestor Settle Here?

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Have you ever wondered why your ancestors settled where they did?  Was there a reason to why they ended up where they did or was it all part of happenstance?

Some questions to explore include:

  1. Did they have relatives they were joining?
  2. Did they come over for a job?
  3. Was this an area where there was a large gathering of this ethnic group?
  4. Were they hired out to work for their passage?
  5. Were they on business of the king or government?
  6. Were they exiled to the area?
  7. Was this where the boat docked and they had to find their way?

What are some reasons you’ve discovered for your ancestors settling where they did?

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