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place name - county no longer a county

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Re: place name - county no longer a county

Posted: 16 Mar 2013 9:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Mar 2013 9:37AM GMT

"Remember that the PNY does not like to see the words, county, township and etc."

This was corrected with the update in FTM2012 that introduced the heirarchical view in places.

FTM2012 will now not change your place name to erase "twp" or "co" when resolving a place name if you use one of the accepted place name categories, like twp, co, township, county, etc.

The accepted place name categories are listed in the Help files as "Place Modifiers".

Additionally, the same update to FTM2012 changed the method of resolving place names so that "pieces" of place names can be "lifted" out of the resolving name, then the remaining piece resolved, then the two pieces added back together again to form a "half-a**" resolved name - which puts the name into the heirarchical view.

This works to not only resolve cemetery and church names, and also works on place modifiers not in the FTM list - like

Arizona Territory, USA

Can now be resolved in this manner and the resulting place will be included in the heirarchical view under "USA".

Territory is not an acceptable FTM place modifier, so it has to be handled via the new method of resolving place names by removing that piece to the upper box of the resolve place name screen.




SubjectAuthorDate Posted
jjpoir1 16 Mar 2013 2:17AM GMT 
johndd189 16 Mar 2013 2:35AM GMT 
jjpoir1 16 Mar 2013 9:10PM GMT 
silverfox3280 16 Mar 2013 3:36AM GMT 
David Abernat... 16 Mar 2013 3:12PM GMT 
silverfox3280 16 Mar 2013 3:34PM GMT 
jjpoir1 16 Mar 2013 9:27PM GMT 
silverfox3280 16 Mar 2013 11:21PM GMT 
jjpoir1 17 Mar 2013 4:01AM GMT 
jjpoir1 16 Mar 2013 9:13PM GMT 
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