Could someone help me add a category for Skånelandene, Danmark (-1658), please? [closed]

+3 votes
I simply can't figure out how to add a category - can anybody help (and preferably explain how it's done)?
closed with the note: I believe I figured it out. :-)
in WikiTree Help by es n G2G6 (7.6k points)
closed by es n

Yes.  I will help.  We are slowly building the categories for Denmark, but probably would not get to this area on our own because the Project pretty much focuses on the area that was Denmark after Sweden and Denmark split and the area  you are working with is in the area that was ceded to Sweden in 1658.  The period before 1658 is a time when Sweden and Denmark were under the rule of the same monarch which is why Denmark gets associated with these areas in this time period.  Anyway, this geographic area is under the Sweden Project, and that is where you will find the applicable categories.

I see you created a Category: Skånelandene (-1658), Danmark . Skånelandene is an area on the Scandinavian peninsula, including the Swedish provinces of Blekinge, Halland and Scania. The Danish island of Bornholm is sometimes also included.  Since it was never an official geographic name, I probably would not create a category with that name.  

I would probably use Category:Skåne_landskap for the province of Scania;  Category: Blekinge landskap for the province of Blekinge; and Category: Hallands landskap for the province of Halland.  The Sweden Project created these categories and notes that they go back much further than the 1630's when the counties were created, so they cover the time period you are interested in.  

You could put all 3 on your free space page if you think the family members may be in more than one. If you can narrow the focus to only one of them, then use that one alone.  Then as you create profiles for specific people and learn where they were born and died, you can use the appropriate category or even more specific location categories from the Swedish hierarchy of categories.

 Stångby is in Skåne county and was in Skåne_landskap so that might be what you want to use on your free space page.

I totally disagree with your view on the matter. But since I don't want to mess up your categorization project (and since Schleswig and Holstein aren´t represented in the Denmark category either), I moved the Skånelandene category to the Danish projects cateogory.

Thank you for the input.

The sogne, herreder, and amter in Schleswig and Holstein will be represented under the Danmark Category for the years they were a part of Denmark and under the category for the former German State of Prussia for the period when they were part of Prussia. We just haven't gotten to creating those categories yet.

It won't mess up the Denmark Project's categories if you put a category for the period before 1658 for an area then under Denmark's control under Category: Danmark.  The Denmark Project just doesn't cover that time period or geographic area and so won't be creating categories for that time period or that geographic area.

I can't say what it will do to the Sweden Project's categorization structure to have the people you are working on excluded from their categories as their project definitely covers the geographic area you are working in.

You are also free to put your free space project under the category for projects related to Denmark as you have done.

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