How do I categorise Guernsey?

+4 votes
I have an orphaned profile who was born in Guernsey.  She is also unsourced.  I am trying to categorise her into my Stanton Name Study.  If I just put
[[Category:Guernsey, Stanton Name Study]] - this turns red, and so does

What should the real wording be, please? And should I try and put the categories in the right place, as in this example:

[[Category:England, Murch Name Study]]

[[Category:Devon, Name Studies|Murch]]

[[Category:Murch Name Study]]
WikiTree profile: Ann Stanton
in The Tree House by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)

3 Answers

+2 votes
Maybe the Wikipedia article can help.

I have a Stanton relative, Mary Jane Stanton, born Walton England in 1848 to Thomas Stanton and Mary Winter of England. Mary Jane Stanton married Andrew Braden Gill. One of their sons, Andrew Stanton Gill, became the Rector of an Episcopal Church in Cleveland, Ohio. He married my parents.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Should I then have a category which reads:
[[Category:Bailiwick of Guernsey, Stanton Name Study]]?

If you create categories, I don't think they should include "Bailiwick of" in the names. The categories for the islands of Herm and Alderney do include "Bailiwick" in the names, but that's probably because they are separate islands from Guernsey. Other subcategories for Guernsey, such as St Peter Port  and RMS Titanic Passengers don't include that full name.

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[[Category: Bailiwick of Guernsey, Stanton Name Study]]
by R W G2G6 Pilot (260k points)
+2 votes
Guernsey is not a large place, and it has very few categories at the moment -- see to see what I mean. The categories you are trying to use are redlinks because they don't exist. There is no Name Studies category for Guernsey, either, and no Cemeteries categoy. I also looked for, but did not find, an unsourced category for the Channel Islands.

If you are feeling ambitious, you could create Category: Guernsey, Name Studies and add Category:Bailiwick_of_Guernsey as its parent. But instead of creating categories for one unsourced profile, I suggest that you just put her in the Guernsey category.

And since she got the name Stanton from her husband, who was from Somerset, I'm not sure she even belongs in a Stanton one-name category for Guernsey.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
I figure that she spent more of her life as a 'Stanton' than as a 'Roberts'.  All ladies who marry into my Name Studies are always included.

I found an easy way of approaching the 'Unsourced' issue - I found a source for her! (her marriage registration, which was surprisingly in West London).  Incidentally, she had a daughter in 1855 that she called Florence Nightingale Stanton. Easy to see who she admired...

Thanks for your advice. :o)
Glad you found a source. I figured that you would want her in your name study, but not in Guernsey because she had apparently left Guernsey before she got the name Stanton, and there's no reason to think she ever had any Stanton relations in Guernsey.

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