MARK A. CONNELLY

About

My interest in genealogy and geohistory is an outgrowth of my desire to understand more about the communities in which my ancestors lived. Many of my ancestors found themselves in the liminal spaces between cultures, such as Francophones in the Saint John River Valley facing potential international conflict over their settlements, and German-speaking Alsatians becoming members of the French nation. Their journeys spanned thousands of miles over the centuries, only a portion of which I am able to capture below.

Ancestral Locations over Time


Gray: Most recent ancestor resided or had event take place there in 1699 or prior.
Gold: Most recent ancestor resided or had event take place there in the 18th Century.
Blue: Most recent ancestor resided or had event take place there in the 19th Century.
Green: Most recent ancestor resided or had event take place there in 1900 or after.