How to deal with birth and death places when the name has changed

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I try to use the Google map provided to make my entries for Birth dates etc. as accurate and complete as possible. However I'm finding a few places just aren't covered by google because they are most probably long gone, too small, or the name has changed. I guess there's no real remedy for that except maybe putting a block for explanatory notes on the form?
in Genealogy Help by Living Belcher G2G6 (8.0k points)
recategorized by Chris Whitten
I've had similar problems with a lot of places.  Sometimes it takes some digging to find them.  For example I found the now defunct Lucetta, Indiana from a 1911 Gazetteer via Google Books and, after a lot of web searching, discovered that Xenia, Indiana changed its name to Converse in 1892.  Good hunting!

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I would probably put it in as it appears in original records and make a note in the Biography section that the place name has changed.
by Paul Bech G2G6 Mach 8 (83.6k points)
selected by Janet Montgomery

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