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From: Regina Gualco <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Canada U.S Border Crossings
Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 13:01:38 -0700 (PDT)
A couple more things about my BorderCard tag.
For place, I am using the port of entry. (The port of entry on the card not
on the Ancestry index. Someone ought to tell those folks that Tecate and Tia
Juana, now called San Ysidro, are in California, not Arizona.)
I am also attaching family members (and potential family members) mentioned
on the card as witnesses to the BorderCard tag. I use this method with census
tags (i.e. add the tag to the head of household and attach household members
as witnesses) and find it helpful in keeping track of family groups.
I am still trying to figure out if I should treat persons who were just
travelling through the U.S. differently. I have at least two cards where
children were travelling via the U.S. from family in Tijuana (Mexico) to
Tecate (Mexico). (Tia Juana/San Ysidro, California, borders Tijuana, Mexico,
and Tecate, California, borders Tecate, Mexico.) I guess the road was better
or safer on the U.S. side of the border.
> --- Regina Gualco <> wrote:
> I use a "BorderCard" tag for Mexican border crossing cards. The date of the
> tag is the date of issuance of the card. If a reason is given for issuance
> of the card, I put that in the memo. All other data--e.g. birthdate,
> parents' names--is extracted into the appropriate tags with the card cited
> as the source.
>--- Bruce Evans <> wrote:
>> Now that Ancestry.Com has the Canada US Border crossling on-line, I need a
>> tag for them. I can use my immigration tag for those who were going to
>> but a lot of my people went there just to visit. Any ideas on a tag?