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Standard format for places in the USA

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Standard format for places in the USA

Posted: 11 Feb 2013 12:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Feb 2013 1:16PM GMT
I have downloaded my ATM tree into FTM2012 and now need to standardize place names. I see FTM uses a standard format of city, county, state and country (USA) but I cannot find a reference that explains how/where to manually enter only county locations. For example, ideally, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA is the correct entry. But if the location is Dallas county, which is the correct entry

Dallas, Texas, USA?
Dallas County, Texas, USA?
,Dallas, Texas, USA?
something else?

If "County" is added, then should "County" be added even when the city is available, as with

Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA.

It would seem like adding "County" might have some impact on searching.


EDIT: That begs the question of independent cities that are not within a county.

Can anyone point me to a reference that has this kind of basic "howto" info...thanks again.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
sturdy2 11 Feb 2013 7:21PM GMT 
johndd189 11 Feb 2013 10:26PM GMT 
kj_norway 11 Feb 2013 10:45PM GMT 
silverfox3280 12 Feb 2013 12:32AM GMT 
sturdy2 12 Feb 2013 6:42PM GMT 
silverfox3280 12 Feb 2013 9:05PM GMT 
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