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Places Report

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Re: Places Report

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 11:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Nov 2012 11:17AM GMT
Ancestry has announced they are not going to have an FTM2013 (like no 13th floor?); so getting FTM2012 now is ok.

The issue of historical names, names in records, aka names, villages & hamlets in states like New York, neighborhood names in big cities - like Los Angeles, etc has been cussed and discussed here ad infitum.

I think the solution on that score it to simply consider the PNA as a guide, a spell checker, and a rudimentary county finder - and if a place name does not fit into that scheme, just leave it alone (ie unresolved) or ignore it (ignore).

The problem with that approach is that only resolved places go into the heirarchical view. That means the heirarchical view is useless to me. As I have many names that I do not want to fit into that round hole.

The new ability to resolve church and cemetery names and include five part names for villages and hamlets in New York does provide a little help, but it is still a long way from curing the whole problem. It would be simpler if they just gave ALL names in heirarchical view, regardless of whether resolved or not.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
DonFincherMos... 12 Nov 2012 3:18PM GMT 
silverfox3280 12 Nov 2012 3:52PM GMT 
DonFincherMos... 12 Nov 2012 4:52PM GMT 
David Abernat... 12 Nov 2012 5:15PM GMT 
silverfox3280 12 Nov 2012 6:15PM GMT 
DonFincherMos... 12 Nov 2012 6:40PM GMT 
serenity20061 14 Nov 2012 10:39PM GMT 
DonFincherMos... 14 Nov 2012 11:00PM GMT 
David Abernat... 15 Nov 2012 1:49AM GMT 
kj_norway 15 Nov 2012 2:43AM GMT 
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