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Towns and villages - numer system

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Re: Towns and villages - numer system

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 5:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Oct 2012 5:32AM GMT
Christine, the example you give is an excellent one! It shows exactly how ignorant people in the USA are about Britain.

The first two records in your image correctly refer to "Lincolnshire, England" but the third refers to "Lincolnshire, United Kingdom". The "United Kingdom" has no meaning in genealogy and is not searchable! The records on Ancestry are available for England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, NOT the United Kingdom!

Again, when adding place names to Ancestry trees, the standard format is clearly American! The on-screen instructions say "e.g., City, County, State, Country" and clearly that does not match British formats!!!

Perhaps the recent takeover of Ancestry by a European outfit might improve things???

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
dibden01 12 Oct 2012 7:21AM GMT 
robmoff 12 Oct 2012 9:29AM GMT 
BelleRinger 12 Oct 2012 10:03AM GMT 
dibden01 12 Oct 2012 11:06AM GMT 
dibden01 12 Oct 2012 11:03AM GMT 
BelleRinger 16 Oct 2012 1:20PM GMT 
bromaelor 23 Oct 2012 11:28AM GMT 
bromaelor 23 Oct 2012 11:09AM GMT 
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