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Migration Category App

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The Migration Category app was designed to assist users in identifying the category structure for specific migration events.

Migration Category app




Emigration details are for the place of origin, where the person lived before they moved.

Immigration details are for the place of arrival, where the person lived after they moved.

Country - Also known as a sovereign state, a country can be defined as "...a defined territory that administers its own government and is not subject to or dependent on another power."[1]

Admin Entity (division, unit, area, or region) - Also known as a subnational entity, constituent unit, or country subdivision, an Admin Entity is a portion of a country that is delineated (or segregated by boundaries) for the purpose of administration.

Note: Ports of Origin and Ports of Arrival should not be confused with or used in the Emigration or Immigration details.
Admin O. WikiTree lived in London, England. He traveled to Bremen, Germany, boarded a ship and sailed to Texas, United States. After arriving in Texas, he traveled to California in order to settle permanently.
In the above example, the correct inputs would be:
  • Emigration Details
    • Country: England
    • Admin Entity: London
  • Immigration Details
    • Country: United States
    • Admin Entity: California
The ports of Bremen, Germany and Texas, United States are not needed factors for determining the Migration Category structure since the temporary movement of people for the purpose of travel, tourism, pilgrimages, or for commuting purposes is not regarded as migration, in the absence of an intention to live and settle in those places.


Note: The output provided by the app is dependant on the correct inputs being provided by the user. See Resources and Inputs.

The output is shown in a visual text form depicting the category hierarchy. Each indented category is a subcategory of the category above it in the list.

App Details

To Do List

  1. Change category text to hyperlinks
  2. See if category already exists in WikiTree


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Some minor bug reports. On the main page the link "App documentation on WikiTree" just goes to the same page .

Also, after entering some details and clicking the "CategoryInfoBox Migration", the text in the popup window seems truncated, it ends with "As an example, if" .

In the same box, the text says "At the lowest level category in the structure ( Category:Migrants from Pays de la Loire to Canterbury )," however the category link actually goes to page "Category: Emigrants from Pays de la Loire to New Zealand" which would be the level four category, not the lowest level . (Not sure if bug or I'm misunderstanding the tool)

posted by Matt McNabb
edited by Matt McNabb