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From: "Betty" <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] Re: Possible migration routes from N.Y.city to Berkshire co.
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 10:15:01 -0400
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Just a reminder to people on the List that there are several, on-line ways
to find books on "history" (of any kind). One is www.abebooks.com
and, I think, there are at least a dozen, other "old-book-finding web
sites" which look for "used book store" information.
And, of course, www.ebay.com is a source for "history books."
Another source is the on-line catalog of the larger Libraries in your area.
Once you find a book which will help you with your research, you can either
borrow the book, or make note of its title, author, etc., and try to find a
place where you can buy it.
There is a book, or maybe several, on the major roadways between MA and CT
and down to NY that way (semi-coastal route) - and I can't think of that
well-known "route" right at this second, but maybe someone can remind me
what it was called !
----- Original Message -----
From: "charles brack" <>
To: "Betty" <>; <>
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: [GM-L] Re: Possible migration routes from N.Y.city to Berkshire
>I believe there was a book that had the major migration routes in this
>country. It might possibly be found under Dollarhide (surname) or Everton
>Publishers. Look in the Genealogical Helper.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Betty" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 7:59 AM
> Subject: [GM-L] Re: Possible migration routes from N.Y.city to Berkshire
>> Hi Janine,
>> I don't have a road map of MA and NY in front of me at the moment, but
>> one "guess" would be "the old Mohawk Trail." But, I would think there
>> were several early roads between upper NY State and MA.
>> During the mid- 1700's, many families left eastern MA - to head out to
>> western MA, VT, NY, CT, etc. So, they either "blazed trails" or found
>> .. "old foot-paths" to follow.
>> Have you considered asking this question on the Berkshire County List?
>> Betty (near Lowell, MA)
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 11:10 PM
>> Subject: Re: Possible migration routes from N.Y.city to Berkshire co.
>>> Hope some of you history buffs can help. My grtx3 grandmother Jane
>>> arrived in N.Y. city June 1837 with her parents and siblings. From
>>> there they
>>> settled in Massachusetts. There is a strong probability it was in
>>> co. but not sure where. I'm assuming many people traveled up the Hudson
>>> to get to Berkshire co., but was there a known traveled road or trail
>>> from the
>>> Hudson to western Ma.? Thanks Janine
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