How Far Did Immigrants Travel in Search of a Home?

Jeannette Holland Austin
3 min readFeb 19, 2024

Just how difficult were the 17th and 18th centuries? What gave new emigrants the gumption to travel out West in search of a new home? And how about those families who ventured as far west as the falls of the Ohio River?

If you are researching your ancestors, it should not be surprising to learn that the Scots, Irish, and Germans arrived in America during the 18th century…

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