Should we categorize migration county to county?

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Should we categorize the migration of people in One Name Study profiles?

The people came from Europe to America and migrated one county, to another and another before final settlements. This is showing the migration paths in determining origin and final destinations. I Believe showing this is important, but exactly how is the question. Categorization?
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in Policy and Style by Jon Czarowitz G2G6 Mach 3 (39.1k points)
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You're right Jon, here is the list of Category:Immigration.

by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Mach 4 (48.9k points)
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Remember that categorization cannot replace documentation, so you will want to have a sourced description of an individual's migration within the biographical narrative.  Categorization is intended to group profiles of similar people where the grouping will assist genealogy.  So having gotten your migration history documented in the biography, the next question is, what will be helpful to group?

There is discussion going on regarding eliminating excess and redundant categories.  Everyone who migrated is both an emigrant and an immigrant.  If someone travelled from Edinburgh, Scotland to Edinburg, Virginia, is it most useful to categorize them under both Scottish Emigrants and Virginia Immigrants?  Do we want a category that specifies both places:  Immigrants to Virginia from Scotland?  How specific do we want the place:  If we created a category, Immigrants to Edinburg Virginia from Edinburgh, Scotland, would we be likely to have more than one profile in the category?  

These are questions that should be asked.  Previously, a lot of empty categories were created for Immigration and Emigration, and I personally am not convinced that we have yet identified what is the most useful way to go!
by Jack Day G2G6 Pilot (290k points)
Not quite the answer I wanted, but a very good one. I think that no correct answer in this case, except good judgement of manager.

 

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