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Towns and villages - numer system

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Re: Towns and villages - numer system

Posted: 1350991696000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1350991921000
Christine, the example you give is an excellent one! It shows exactly how ignorant people in the USA are about Britain.

The first two records in your image correctly refer to "Lincolnshire, England" but the third refers to "Lincolnshire, United Kingdom". The "United Kingdom" has no meaning in genealogy and is not searchable! The records on Ancestry are available for England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, NOT the United Kingdom!

Again, when adding place names to Ancestry trees, the standard format is clearly American! The on-screen instructions say "e.g., City, County, State, Country" and clearly that does not match British formats!!!

Perhaps the recent takeover of Ancestry by a European outfit might improve things???

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
dibden01 1350026486000 
robmoff 1350034178000 
BelleRinger 1350036219000 
dibden01 1350040014000 
dibden01 1350039794000 
BelleRinger 1350393608000 
BroMaelor 1350991696000 
BroMaelor 1350990572000 
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