Hi Andrew, thanks for your answer
we already discussed it, but they are not convinced. I have the impression that they look only to the situation in the US and not outside. Its the same as the pre positions in lastnames of a lot European People (no field for preposition) or they call our country Netherlands (its... the Netherlands or Nederland). Last our Project Dutch Roots is renamed in Project Netherlands. Those kind of discussions have been held by different people several times in the past without result. They dont care.
Of course this beside but it illustrate the sitiation.
Location fields as Birth place and Death place give you, via autofill, the location also in tree parts and of course for a good reason.
For example there are at least three more Northern provinces, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Ireland. Because a category is unique and by change there are two places with the same name in one of these provinces, in wich category tree you put it?
I know these are rare situations, but quite possible, to prevent these potential problems its better to mention the country.
Besides that, its not much more work, is a category made then people can use the pictogram to add this category and the autofill give the suggestion for this category.
Thats why we use, for the Netherlands, the format with three or sometimes four parts. (two places with same name in same province) Yes I know, we Dutch in our little country are stubborn telling the rest of the world what to do....
Keep smiling...we do...greetings from the Netherlands.