Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: My Visited States/Provinces Map

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings has a different kind of challenge for us this week – creating a map of the U.S. states and Canadian provinces that we have visited.

The complete directions are a bit longer than usual:

1)  What states in the USA and what provinces in Canada have you visited or lived in?

2)  Either list, or make a map of them (at the website) and indicate the following:

*  red for states/provinces where you’ve not spent much time or seen very much.
*  amber for states/provinces  where you’ve at least slept and seen some sights.
*  blue for states/provinces  you’ve spent a lot of time in or seen a fair amount of.
*  green for states/provinces  you’ve spent a great deal of time in on multiple visits.

3)  For extra credit, you could make a map to show where your ancestors resided at any time (e.g., in 1900), or perhaps where your 16 great-great-grandparents or 32 3rd-great-grandparents married, or where your ancestors were born, all with an appropriate legend.

4)  Tell us, or show us, your “Where I’ve been” map, and any other map that you created having fun tonight.  Put them in your own blog post, on Facebook or Google+, and leave a comment on this blog post so that we all see them.

First, thank you, Randy, for providing the link to the map creator! That made this task much, much easier!

I’ve been to 44 states, lacking only Alabama, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio. I guess our family quest to collect the national park sites stamps has had a big influence on our vacation travels. I’ve also been to two Canadian provinces – New Brunswick on a day trip and British Columbia, as our Alaskan cruises have set sail from Vancouver.

My ancestral maps wouldn’t be very interesting, as my dad’s side was in Slovakia and my mother’s family is clustered in Maine, Massachusetts with a touch of New Hampshire, along with Loyalist New Brunswick for generations!

Thanks, Randy! I love Saturday Night Genealogy Fun!

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