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Contributed: 18 March 2006

Census of Overland Emigrant Documents

Contributed by Jim Riehl

    Compiler: COED (Census of Overland Emigrant Documents) committee of the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA)

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      "COED covers documents from the 19th Century, written by travelers along the main corridor through South Pass to Oregon, Utah and California. Travel documents from southern trails to California and to the mining areas of Montana are also surveyed."

    Review: Strength and weakness, depending on viewpoint: this is data extracted from documents generated by the Wagon Train Pioneers themselves, or their close family. Consider these primary sources - no interpretations. [I]t is not a complete list of emigrants.