Normalizing locations would be nice, but I've also been on the down side of that. Try putting in Pendleton District, South Carolina as a birth place in a normalized location field and it is rejected as no such place. Well, yes, there was such a place in the early 1800's and that's where my ancestor was born. Later Pendleton was divided into three counties, but I don't know within which boundary my ancestor lived.
If the location field is normalized, will it match the location categories on WikiTree or will it match a master list produced by an entity other than WikiTree?
Sorry, Ed. I got us off topic.