Genealogy Along the Rockies
By strict definition, the Rocky Mountains stretch from the Laird River in British Columbia south through Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico to the Rio Grande River, the southern border of the United States. We are expanding that definition, as many do, to include the mountain ranges in Alaska (in particular the Selwyn Range in the Yukon and Brooks Range in Alaska) and the Sierra Madre Mountains in Northern Mexico. From the early Native Americans to the later European settlers and others, people live in the mountains and in the areas both east and west of the mountains. For this project, in addition we are including all of British Columbia in Canada, Yukon Territories, Alberta Canada, western North Dakota, western South Dakota, western Nebraska, western Kansas, western Oklahoma, western and southwestern Texas, the areas on both sides of the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico, eastern Arizona, eastern Oregon, and eastern Washington as well.