There are two La Jolla California's listed in the drop down where there should only be one.

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Through an awesome profile that I found the issue on, but has since been fixed, I discovered there are two (2) listings for La Jolla, California. One in San Diego County, which IS CORRECT.

And one in Orange County, which is NOT correct. The La Jolla in Orange County is a neighborhood within Placentia, California and has according to Wikipedia and has Placentia, Calfornia Zip Code according to the United States Post Office. 

The person in the profile died at Scripps Hospital which is in the City of La Jolla that is in San Diego County.

Orange County has names for it's tract divisions, and for some reason someone felt it was important to list those tract divisions in Wikipedia.

in WikiTree Tech by T Counce G2G6 Mach 6 (62.8k points)

1 Answer

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Believe (but don't know for sure) that the "drop downs" are compiled by using the information gathered when another WikiTree user adds an entry.

I do agree that "our" La Jolla, California is in San Diego County. My great-aunt Ruth retired to that community from Washington, D.C.

When working on a profile look for the appropriate entry and use it. You've got the right notion, we're trying to be accurate on this site...and thank you my fellow Californian. You are part of the solution.

At least until Fall, 2018 when we vote on splitting the state into thirds. Oh dear!
by Dorothy Coakley G2G6 Pilot (173k points)
I take it that the dropdowns in question are the suggestions you get when editing the location fields of a profile?

In that case they are not from the compiled entries in those fields by WikiTree users, but piped in from the locations stored at FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/

Any corrections will have to be done at FamilySearch.

Yes that is the dropdown in question. Sent them a message. Thank you Eva. I also let them know that they also have La Joya incorrect while I was at it, which I wouldn't have known about if you hadn't provded me with that link so thank you smiley

I drove for North County Transit for 3 years, one of my routes ended at Scripps Hospital. Not to mention a few years prior to that riding the bus from the back gate of Camp Pendleton down to very near the Tijuana border...very long lay over at the bus stop in La Jolla. It will be interesting how if that split goes through how it effects the genealogy of those of us born in California...I was born in San Francisco and grew up in Orange County...listing it in biographies will be loads of fun, I'm sure. frown

Well I learned somthing about the mysterious "dropdowns" from Eva  and have relatives throughout California who will be affected by any  state "split."  Early historical splits (Virginia/West Virginia/Kentucky as examples) have been hard enough to work with, anything newer will be a genealogical challenge, T!

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