The Great Migration
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The Great Migration was one of the largest movements of people in United States history. From 1910 to the 1970s, about six million African-Americans moved out of the southern states to avoid racial violence and prejudice.

Was your family impacted by the great migration? In this article, we cover how you can use Map My Cousins to trace where your family lived and how it aligns with the movement of people during the Great Migration.
Every family has a story, discover yours with Map My Cousins.
Discover the story about the places your family lived with Map My Cousins

You think of your ancestors having a story, but the places they lived also have a story. Map My Cousins is a free tool that can help you discover that story. Functionality includes:
  • See all the places your family lived on an interactive world map by importing from your favorite genealogy software or downloading from
  • Filter by generation so you can see where your family was living during different time periods.
  • See locations for your family's births, burials, immigration, residences & more
  • Expanded Points Of Interest search
  • Animated migration map
  • Historic maps
  • Compare your DNA ethnicity estimates against the places your family really lived.
We respect your privacy and don't store any of the information from your family tree.
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