This blog is maintained by me, Thomas Roth, a hobbyist genealogist and GIS user. It brings together a few prime interests of mine, namely the intersection of history and geography in the form of historic atlases, GIS (geographical information systems) with the associated data crunching, map making and last but not least the history of my own family.
Back in mid-2011 I had just finished compiling my parents’ family tree for their 70th birthday when I was approached by a very distant relative. He had researched and compiled over 6’000 individuals of the Swiss Bührer (usually modified to Buhrer/Buehrer in English), which happens to be my mother’s family. We exchanged data and after first import into my MacFamilyTree software the software’s map feature prompted me for the idea for this and follow-on projects: making a map of the emigration of Bührers from Switzerland to the United States.