how to record immigration information?

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The subject pretty much covers it: how do I record immigration information for people? I don't find it in the profile. It is pretty important info, so I assume there must be a way.
in Genealogy Help by Paul Kyzivat G2G1 (1.9k points)

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Hi Paul, There isn't a specific, prescribed way to add emigration and immigration information on Wikitree. The only place to put the info is in the Biography.  The main point is that you have a source for what you say.

If possible, I include both the emigration info, which sometimes includes different information, as well as the immigration info, including sources for whatever I find.  To back up what I say about immigration, I will include a link to the ship's manifest, if I can find it, as well as citizenship papers that give the info about the date and ship of immigration.  For a Swede, I will also include whatever reference I can find in the parish registers showing that the emigrant "checked out" with his priest before he left.

I am a nautical type, so I will also include as much info as I can get about the ship (length, age, type of propulsion, number of passengers), with a link to a picture, if I can find one. (My great grandfather came from Bremen to New Orleans in the middle of summer on a 90-100 foot sailing ship with about 200 others.  The trip took 5 weeks. Glad I wasn't on that boat!)
by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (330k points)

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