Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Emigration of Richard Litson, Travel Notes

Here is a Google Map showing the American travels mentioned in the first installment of "The Emigration of Richard Litson." The history, as mentioned before, seems to be written with reference to the diary of Richard Litson, Jr., and a look at the map shows a number of issues that may have had to do with his spelling or the reading of his handwriting by the authors. This map follows current roads rather than the railroad route in 1866, but it is good enough to give a general idea of the route.

At this point I would like to pause for a moment and say thank you to the many dear family members and friends who are assisting with this monumental family history project. It is a comfort and a blessing to have the help and editing notes and typing assistance and collection of materials and the encouragement of so many people.


  1. Aren't those google maps cool?? I did it with my great grandfather last week and it brings his trip to life. The only question now is I don't know WHY he was down in Kentucky. Ahhh technology. What did I do in the 60's without it. :)

  2. You've done some amazing work on your family history. Some of the advances in technology do save a lot of work, and make other things possible that might not even have been possible before. For example, how would I ever have been able to find what was meant by "Cush Cave" in the days before Google? And thanks for commenting!

  3. Er, I just remembered that "Cush Cave" is in Monday's post, so that comment won't make sense yet...