© J.H.Mathieson
Geographic perspective can often be misleading. Can you imagine how our ancestors must have viewed the new world with its immense space? Or how their descendants are deceived by the size of the home country of their ancestors? The following graphic illustrate this point. If you ever wondered “how could I ever find the homeland of my ancestors in Ulster or Scotland”? Well, compare their size with a typical American state, North Dakota for example. Scotland or Ireland cover less than 1/2 the area of this solitary State. Ulster, is less than 12%. If your ancestors were from Antrim, or Ayrshire, they are1.6% the size of North Dakota. The job is half done! Just find the neighbourhood!
Size can be deceiving!