The picture shows you a map of Republic County, Kansas. My only direct (g-grandparent, gg-grandparent, etc) ancestor to be born in Kansas was my g-grandfather Oren Ellis Meader. He was born in Richland township in Republic County in 1874. The family's post office was in Cuba which is just outside the boundary of Richland township. Their stay was short because of the locust plagues of 1875. They did go back years later and stayed for a considerable time. They were not my only ancestors in Kansas at that time. They migrated there with Oren's mother's uncle on her mother's side. His name was Evan Young. He and his family resided in Elk Creek township close to the boundary with Richland township.
This map shows the migration of my Archer ancestors from approximately 1814 when my gggg-grandfather John Archer was born in Monroe County, New York to 1880 when my gg-grandmother Florence Archer married Lorenzo Weinhart in Polk County, Iowa.
The map shows you the route that my Young ancestors took from their home in Washington County, Pennsylvania to Polk County, Iowa. The 1820 represents the approximate time my gggg-grandfathers (Phineas and Evan Young) left Washington County and the 1869 is the year that my gg-grandmother, Emma Young, married in Polk County.
My gg-grandfather Joseph Weinhart arrived in New York in 1847 and married Buelah Fish in 1850 in Stroudsburg, Pennsylannia. He was from Germany. Around 1854-55 they along with Beulah's parents and siblings migrated to Dallas County, Iowa. In an interview at a family reunion she stated that they traveled by railroad until they got to Davenport, Iowa. The map shows their migration route to Iowa. The blue line shows the path that Joseph Weinhart made from New York to Pennsylvannia and the green line shows where Beulah Fish's g-grandfather, John Fish, was born (though this hasn't been completely verifyied but all the evidence strongly indicates him as being her g-grandfather).
The map shows how the Meader family (those that consist of my grandparents, g-grandparents, gg-grandparents, etc.) migrated through the United States from about 1650 when John Meader of Dover, England first settled in New Hampshire to 1918 when my grandmother, Florence Meader, married my grandfather in Glenville, Minnesota. Notice that they are the only ancestors of mine to have lived in Canada (from about 1815 to about 1830).