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Subject: Re: [TMG] Not Immigration Tag
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 14:06:56 EST
> Depends on what you want to emphasize. If you want to stress entering RI
> then you would correctly use immigration. If you wanted the emphasis on
> leaving England that use a custom tag called emigration.
I agree, with a couple of comments.
Emigration is a standard tag, not custom.
Myrnice had written:
<< I am trying to select a tag to describe a person coming to Newport, RI
from England in 1651. I do not think an immigration tag is correct as the
person was leaving England for one of the English Colonies. Does anyone have
any ideas about how this should be described in TMG? >>
I can see the point, but the early colonials were immigrating to a new land
even though not a new political country. An early book on the Crosby family
was titled "Simon Crosby the Immigrant". The book, authored by Eleanor Davis
Crosby, was first published 1914, and tells of Simon's immigration to America
in 1635. He was emigrating from "old" England and immigrating to New England.
Fran (descendant of Simon Crosby)
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