South Africa Place Categories

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Recently, an exercise was undertaken to introduce a structure for place name categorization, so that South African profiles maybe categorized according to where they were born, lived, married and died.  There are almost 100,000 profiles with a South African connection.  

An appeal is made to Dutch Cape Colony, Cape of Good Hope and South African profile managers to volunteer a little categorization work on their own family trees and where time permits on others too.   A discussion on this subject may be found here.


For those unfamiliar, categorization is quite simple to do, and involves clicking on the drop down menu and selecting the place with which you wish to categorize the profile.  Be careful to select the town in the correct time scale. There are three basic time scales within which to categorize.  Pre 1910, 1910-1994, post 1994.  The Dutch Cape Colony (pre 1806) and Cape Colony (1806-1910) are split.

If the town is not on the list, you may enter it above the ===Biography=== heading in the format [[Category:<district or town>, <province>]].  <> denotes a variable and these brackets should not be included. Save the profile (you’ll get a warning, but save it anyway) and then view the profile.  Look for the reddened category you have just entered, click on it, and add the Province in which the town exists (use the drop down menu) and [[Category:Field-4274 Place Category Work in Progress]] if you would like me to complete the category with a CIB. 

I am here to assist, where I can.


in The Tree House by Andrew Field G2G6 Mach 3 (37.1k points)
Thank you Andrew

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+3 votes

Thanks Andrew

I already started in the Cape of Good Hope PROJECT.


by Susanna Hendrina Elisa de Bruyn G2G6 Mach 6 (60.0k points)

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