Friday, June 14, 2013

Which Location To Use…Modern or Historic

We have probably all faced the decision of whether to enter in our genealogy databases the historic or modern location associated with an ancestor’s life event. You know the situation I’m talking about: the town where the event occurred in say 1840 is not the same name it goes by today, or the county of that day didn’t even exist back then. The question is…which location do you use?

James Tanner, writing in his blog Genealogy’s Star, gives us several examples of that issue as well as some good advice on how to make the recording decision.

You can read James’ article at:

Genealogy's Star: The Location Quandry

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