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Alternate Place Names - Proper Documentation

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Re: Alternate Place Names - Proper Documentation

Posted: 13 Nov 2012 5:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Unfortunately, FTM does not handle historical place names as well as some other applications do. Others may have ideas for better ways to do this but here's how I handle them:

1. In Places view, find the current location by selecting it from the list on the left side.
2. Make certain FTM indicates the current location is resolved. If not, resolve it.
3. Over on the right, copy the GPS/Latitude Longitude data which is in the Location field.
4. Back on the left side, select the historical location.
5. On the right side, paste the GPS/Latitude Longitude data (of the current location) into the Location field of the historical location.
6. Back to the left side, right click on the historical location and select "Ignore Place Warning".

FTM will then indicate the historical location is resolved and it will show up on the map in the same spot as the current location.

I wish FTM at least had the ability to add a note to a location, or somehow tag it with from/to dates, so that there would be a way to clearly indicate the dates of a historical location's existence.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Beth_Unrein 12 Nov 2012 11:22PM GMT 
ad4hc 13 Nov 2012 12:47PM GMT 
ad4hc 13 Nov 2012 6:45PM GMT 
MarcoScavo 13 Nov 2012 3:52PM GMT 
Beth_Unrein 13 Nov 2012 4:02PM GMT 
David Abernat... 13 Nov 2012 4:31PM GMT 
Beth_Unrein 15 Nov 2012 3:59PM GMT 
keithnuttle 15 Nov 2012 4:26PM GMT 
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