How do I report an error in Standardized Places?
The city of Burnet is the county seat of Burnet County, Texas. But when entering "Burnet, Burnet, Texas" in a place field, it does not show up as a standardized option.
How can I report this to get it fixed?
That system is here:
Click the link "+ SUGGEST A NEW PLACE". It helps to be prepared with an URL to Wikipedia, the jurisdiction's web page, etc.0
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I am just another 'lowly' Users/Patron ...
Further to (and, expanding upon) what has already been proffered by 'dontiknowyou' ...
For future reference ...
There are options that one can take ...
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Submit "Requests" for both,
(1) the Addition of, NEW "Place Names"; and/or,
(2) Amendment of/Correct to, EXISTING.
'Places', in the "Place Names" Database, in 'FamilySearch', though the
"Place Names" Database, in 'FamilySearch':
By selecting: SUGGEST A NEW PLACE
When you have a "Place" ...
By selecting: Improve This Place
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There is a specific 'Group', in the "Groups" Section of this Forum; where, "Requests" for both, (1) the addition of, NEW "Place Names"; and/or, (2) the amendment of/correct to, EXISTING "Place Names". in the "Place Names" Database in 'FamilySearch', can be submitted.
That 'Group' is monitored by the "Authorities Team", of the "Standards Team", of "Research Places", of the "Place Names" Database, in 'FamilySearch".
Please be aware that you will need to "Join" a 'Group', to post in a 'Group'.
That specific 'Group' being:
HOME > GROUPS > FAMILYSEARCH PLACES
Help us improve our database of places. Unable to find a place in the Family Tree? Find a place that is misspelled or has other data errors? Come here to share those issues so they can be fixed.
The choice is yours.
Just my thoughts.
I tried the "Suggest a New Place" but it did NOT work. The city of Burnet is the county seat of Burnet County. I thought that it was pretty common that a city and county shared the same name.
However, when I tried to add Burnet, Burnet, Texas, I got this error message: "The requested place name cannot be the same as a parent at any level."
By this logic, no city can share the name with its county/district/province. But Andrews, Andrews, Texas; Bastrop, Bastrop, Texas; Hamilton, Hamilton, Texas; and Bandera, Bandera, Texas are all standardized place names. Why not Burnet, Burnet, Texas?
If I try to add the city alone to just the state of Texas, it says I have to add more info, like the name of the county.0
I think I discovered the problem. FamilySearch shows Burnet, Burnet, Texas as Hamilton, Burnet, Texas. But they changed the name from Hamilton to Burnet in 1852! I've tried sending a message under "Improve This Place" to correct this mistake.0
Did you try Burnet, Burnet County, Texas, United States?
I think they make us do this to prevent situations like Burnet, Burnet, Burnet, Burnet, Texas, United States. I have seen a lot of silly standards like that. But the standard that gets made omits the County, etc.0
Yes, when I went through the process to create the city of Burnet, I used the drop down menu to select Burnet County, Texas, which is a standardized place. But when I hit Submit, I got the error message about replicating the name of the parent.
I mean, Dallas is in the county of Dallas. How can they say the name cannot be the same as the parent at any level?0