March 9, 2009 8:57 AM Subscribe
Help me understand emigration patterns of my ancestors.
posted by chickaboo to society & culture (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In my research, I've found a few (separate) instances of ancestors of mine emigrating from Canada to the U.S. in the 19th century, after (presumably) emigrating from Britain to Canada at some point prior.
It seems like a very Big Deal to cross the ocean so it seems to me that you would want to get it right the first time. Why would they go to Canada first and then the US?
I realize it's a sort of unanswerable question but I just wondered if conditions were more favorable for immigrants from Canada vs Europe at that point in time.