Names Location

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in Policy and Style by Kenneth Hunt G2G Crew (370 points)
retagged by Maggie N.

2 Answers

+2 votes
Are you asking about where to put the names in the EDIT view?
by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (876k points)
Sorry, didn't get to finish the message.  What I really want to know is why people don't put a location beside the family names.  When trying to compare a name match similar to one of mine I could quickly ignore or view the name if it had a location attached. Even if people don't know the exact city, county or state location of their ancestor, the least they could do is to show the country - USA, Great Britain, Australia etc.  This would give others a better idea about whether to look at the alleged "match" or skip over it.
That's a good point.  I tend not to enter country if I don't know state in the US, but unless it's possible the person moved overseas, I ought to make it easier for others to figure out if someone I've entered is a match.
I agree most heartily.
+2 votes
Thanks for posting Kenneth. This is my pet peeve. I think that duplicate profiles are often made for this reason...you just don't know where these people are. I think that USA residents (said without prejudice) are often offenders...they sometimes assume that people know they are from the USA. That Sussex is followed by New Jersey...not New Brunswick or England. I think we need to be reminded of this often.
by Brett Rutherford G2G6 Pilot (121k points)
In the same light, I find some UK users who abbreviate place names or leave out the country. Very frustrating no matter which country's citizens does it! I've made it a habit to NOT user abbreviations. But yes, many of us Yanks do seem to assume everyone knows all of our started :)

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