Template talk:Place names


Hi, I just looked through this page and found a couple of things that might be said differently.

  1. US places have a four-fold jurisdiction and "State" had been omitted
  2. The original was "Places change their names...." People change place names. I've put the sentence and the one following in the passive voice and introduced the word "membership". I'm not happy with "membership" but it's the best one I can think of for the moment.
  3. Should we suggest that new users consult the Place page for the jurisdiction concerned? In the UK many place are hiding because hyphens have been added in places where you wouldn't find them on road signs or in a description in a newspaper.

Here is the template with alterations: Hi, thanks so much for participating! I am an admin for WeRelate. It's my job to help people get the most out of WeRelate. You may be wondering why your place names links are red. This means that this place is not in the place index. This isn't bad, it just means that that your event will not show up on the pedigree map or be indexed in a place category. If this is a well known place, chances are it's in the index but listed differently. Type in the town, county, or district followed by a comma. Wait a few moments and a list of all the possible places in the index will drop down. Many places have had their names changed, or had their "membership" in counties or countries changed. These renamed places will appear at top of the list. Scroll down to your place and click on it. If your place is not on the list, for US places, type in Town, County, State, Country (do not use abbreviations), and save the page. Different countries have different jurisdictional tiers. Look up a larger place in that country to see the local name hierarchy. When you click on the red link you can create a new place page for that place. If you include the latitude and longitude or if it is contained in a county or country already in the system, it will appear on your pedigree map.

--Goldenoldie 07:04, 17 June 2014 (UTC)