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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course United States Migration Patterns  by Beverly Whitaker, CG. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

Recommended Websites[edit | edit source]

Maps of Early America[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous Roads/Trails[edit | edit source]

Cyndi's List[edit | edit source]

The index in Cyndi’s List plus several “general” websites are introduced in this lesson although some of the roads and trails described appear later in America’s history.

Church of the Brethren Migrations[edit | edit source]

Excellent detailed descriptions of roads used by Brethren Migrations include roads used by others as well. Some of the roads are rarely mentioned in other sources. Also included is a good discussion of river transportation in a section titled, “Originally the River.” The following roads/trails are described at this site:

Bullskin Road
Forbes Road
Zane Trace
Wilderness Road
The Kanawha Trace
Canada Road
Monocacy Road
Delaware Road
Great Valley or Wagon Road
National Road
Carolina Road

Braddock's Road

Road Trails[edit | edit source]

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RoadTrails: Early American Trails and Roads This site provides introductory paragraph summaries and map sketches of 18 roads and trails:

Boston Post Road, see King's Highway Natchez Trace
Braddock’s Road
National Road
California Trail
Oregon Trail
Fall Line Road
Pennsylvania Road
Federal Road
Santa Fe Trail
Great Valley or Wagon Road
Trail of Tears
King’s Highway
Upper Road
Mohawk or Iroquois Trail
Wilderness Road
Mormon Trail
Zane’s Trace

Pennsylvania Indian Paths[edit | edit source]

The Main Indian Paths And Migration Trails in Pennsylvania

Catawba Path
Great Shamokin Path
Old Kittanning Indian Trail
Forbes’ Road
Braddock’s Road
Monocacy Trail
Tulpehocken Trail
New York to Baltimore Road


Information in this Wiki page is excerpted from the online course United States Migration Patterns offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. To learn more about this course or other courses available from the Institute, see our website. We can be contacted at

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