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City im Preussen vs. City, Preussen

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City im Preussen vs. City, Preussen

Posted: 30 Apr 2013 11:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
How does the General Keying Standard regarding using commas to separate multiple geographic levels (such as "City, County" or "City, State") apply to German records that use "im" or "i/" instead of commas or separate fields?

In other words:

* Should "Reichenbach i/Schl." be keyed as "Reichenbach i Schl" or as "Reichenbach, Schl"?
* Should "Sonnewalde im Kön. Preussen" be keyed as seen, or as "Sonnewalde, Kön Preussen", or as "Sonnewalde, Preussen"?

(I don't have an example handy where the "... im Preussen" form really *is* the proper full name of the city (a la "Frankfurt am Main", except with a kreis or kingdom name instead of a river), but given the history of German town-naming, I wouldn't be surprised if there are a few of those out there, especially in the former eastern provinces.)
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
kateshort2 30 Apr 2013 5:14PM GMT 
katerimmer 30 Apr 2013 6:43PM GMT 
Elisabeth_Pow... 30 Apr 2013 8:05PM GMT 
kateshort2 30 Apr 2013 10:33PM GMT 
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