Should we add multiple Unsourced templates?

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When adding the Unsourced template location, is there a way to reference two different locations? For instance, the profile says this guy was born in one state and died in another one. I've been putting the state with the latest date (i.e., the death location) but wondered if there was a way to reference both birth and death locations.
WikiTree profile: George Hammack
in Policy and Style by Debi Hoag G2G6 Pilot (318k points)
retagged by Dorothy Barry
The template possibly could be set up to accept multiple location parameters, but as currently configured, it takes only one location parameter (I tested it just now).
I wouldn't worry about adding a second location when the two locations are the U.S. states of Mississippi and Georgia, as in your example. People who can research one of those states generally know how to find resources to research both of them. Two locations might be helpful when the locations could require entirely different knowledge and resources (for example, the Netherlands and Canada).
You could add the category directly

{{Unsourced|Mississippi}} [[Category:Georgia Unsourced Profiles]]

Using the category directly instead of the template isn't normally a good idea, but in this case we're using the template as well, so I think that's covered.

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I updated Unsourced  so now you can {{Unsourced|Mississippi|Georgia}} and get even more unsourced profiles ;-) 

It would be great if Project Database Errors could also get info about what profiles that have category Unsourced ==> you get an error/warning in the Database Error reports on those profiles

See test on  Hammack-211

by C S G2G6 Pilot (274k points)
selected by Ros Haywood
Awesome update, Magnus! Thanks! I've just been manually adding the location category for additional locations. Duh.

?!?!? That I selected my own answer as Best answer?!?!?

hahahaha ... didn't even notice. I saw that someone did, but I didn't notice you did it yourself. Too funny!
My humble pie is still in the oven.....

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