The main question this project asks is “Where were people in Albany coming from?” The biggest part of this project will be a map. I’ll break it down into each year on the census from 1850 to 1940. I would like to have a world map where a viewer can highlight a certain country or region and be able to see how many people were born in the selected area.
I would also like to show the information about people once they were in Albany such as literacy and occupation. I will probably do this using a graph to show different occupations and literacy rates. I think I will use both absolute numbers as well as percentages for this information, as well as the birthplaces of individuals.
There will be some essay text included. This will serve to add historical context to the movements of people to Albany from their birthplace. For example, political or social conflicts in certain regions in certain years.