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Entering Place Names in FTM: Specifically County and Country

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Entering Place Names in FTM: Specifically County and Country

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 12:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
I use FTM and all my ancestors are either from Norway or the U.S. When I enter place names into FTM I include the country name...even for those from the U.S. I've seen family trees where people don't enter the United States as part of the place name and it makes me wonder why? When someone from another country looks at their family history, most likely they may not know what country you're referring to.

Also, I always enter the word "County" after the name of the county. That's not usually the case on records found on Ancestry.com and I don't like that. For example, in Ancestry.com I'll see: "Fargo, Cass, North Dakota". Instead, I think it should be: "Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota, USA".

What is the general consensus out there regarding the entering of place names?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
NorskyGal 22 Jan 2013 7:42PM GMT 
DPotts57 22 Jan 2013 7:57PM GMT 
kj_norway 22 Jan 2013 9:13PM GMT 
curmil 27 Jan 2013 11:34PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 28 Jan 2013 1:27AM GMT 
serenity20061 27 Jan 2013 4:51PM GMT 
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