I created a location category, but it doesn't appear in the index where it should belong.

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This is the entry as it appears, but when I look under Categories in the regions it doesn't appear under Shiawassee County.  I've looked at the help entries and can't figure out why this isn't working. It looks like I should have made it "Shiawassee County" , but some of the other township entries that do appear don't include the word county. 

I would like to add some additional townships to Shiawassee County that don't currently appear to link to ancestors, but am not clear what might be incorrect about what I've done.

Category: Vernon Township, Shiawassee, Michigan

asked in WikiTree Help by Jill Perry G2G6 Mach 1 (19.5k points)

2 Answers

+6 votes
Best answer
Well, Gaile's answer is correct but the category name is off.

If you add the word "County" then it's all good.

[[Category: Vernon Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan]]

which is nested under [[Category: Shiawassee County, Michigan]].
answered by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (406k points)
selected by Gaile Connolly
Good spotting, Natalie - I missed that!  THANX!!!
Thanks to both Gaile and Natalie - I just tried making another township category and got it right on the second try after I realized what the category page was - yeah!

Glad to help another WT'er get it right! :-)

Just remember when the township name is used, add the word "county" to the county name after it. Sometimes, there is more than one township with that name in a particular US state. [[Category: XXXX Township, XXX County, XXX State]].

+7 votes
Jill, You need to place it in the hierarchy - it doesn't get there automatically because software isn't that smart.

When you first make a category page, you need to edit it and put the next higher level category on the page.  In this case it would be:

[[Category: Shiawassee County, Michigan]]
answered by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (548k points)

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