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FTM 2012 finds places on map but still unresolved

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Re: FTM 2012 finds places on map but still unresolved

Posted: 27 Oct 2012 7:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Oct 2012 4:09PM GMT
Sure. If you right click on any place in Places, or click on the Unresolved icon in any place input box in the Person tab, you are given the "Resolve Place Name" screen.

The top 2 paragraphs describe their new approach to "bifurcated" place names. Free form text in the top box (an address, church name, cemetery name, historical name, whatever - represented by text to the left of the left-most comma - which can be repeated) is moved to the top box and "sandwiched" to the bottom resolved part and forms a partially resolved name.

These partially resolved place names are shown in the places Workspace with the Place icon without a checkmark or a question mark. This partially resolved name therefore resolves the place that a cemetery, for example, is in; and also places it in the heirarchical view. It does not review, or check, or "resolve" the free form text that the user moves to the top box.

This is an improvement over cemetery names in the place field because previously we had to mark ignore, or or just leave cemetery names unresolved. However, the main issue is that there are still many places that a person will want to leave unresolved - Oklahoma Territory or Viriginia for West Virginia etc - and they should be included in the new heirarchical view. I therefore suggest the heirarchical view would make more sense to simply include all places - resolved, full or partial, or not resolved.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
silverfox3280 27 Oct 2012 1:26PM GMT 
mks1951 2 Jan 2013 6:17AM GMT 
mks1951 2 Jan 2013 11:16AM GMT 
silverfox3280 2 Jan 2013 11:52AM GMT 
tony_knight 2 Jan 2013 12:35PM GMT 
silverfox3280 2 Jan 2013 7:48PM GMT 
mks1951 23 Jan 2013 5:43AM GMT 
kj_norway 23 Jan 2013 3:32PM GMT 
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