I wanted to emphasise how tricky it was to determine what a place name was at the time of an event. While a village or town name is usually reasonably easy, some of the other details are more fraught and difficult to determine, especially if there are no clear primary sources. Whose standard do you suggest we use? For example, the name Australia was first used in 1817, but it didn’t legally exist as a country until 1901. However, hundreds of thousands emigrated to a place they would have referred to as “Australia” not New South Wales, Victoria etc. I do take your point that the ideal is to use the absolute legal name - the reality is that it is not easy to determine. While a modern place name is not ideal or the standard, it is MUCH better than no place name at all, which will become the default. As we are encouraging cooperation, wouldn’t it be worthwhile educating new members by modifying the place name?