But When Did It Happen In History?
How many times have you been doing family research and hit on a date when someone migrated from one part of the country to the other and wondered “Why did they move there?” Many times, it has to do with a historical event. It could a family moving from an area in Missouri when they had moved there just a few years before. Was it around 1811-12 when they left? Maybe it had to do with the very large *New Madrid quake of 1811-12. The quake went on rumbling for more than just one event. It started around December of 1811 with quakes as big as 7.7, and lasted until around February 1812 when there was another quake of 7.7. The area affected was quite large. Are you looking at your ancestors migration movements differently now?
That’s just one example of how history affected U.S. residents. Even if you think you know when events happened, you may surprise you to know the actual dates. Revolutionary War, Civil War, Man on the Moon, the molasses flood in Boston…(it was in 1919). In any case, you understand the importance of having this application. Even if you aren’t a genealogical researcher this app is going to be priceless. I’m thinking of it as an aid to students of history of any age. More information can be found at: The Genealogist’s U.S. History Pocket Reference
To celebrate The Genealogist’s U.S. Pocket History Reference release this month, you can buy it along with another handy pocket reference , The Family Tree Pocket Reference ebook , for $20. That’s a savings of almost $10!
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Source: *USGS Historic New Madrid Quakes