marriage dates and places
With multiple entries for a marriage the system does not prioritize the complete date or the standardized place names. I haven't figured out just which entry it chooses to display on the person's page. There is no way to set the standardized place as the preference. So, I either just have to completely ignore trying to standardize date and place or I have to delete all entries without standards. It would be great if the system allowed us to prioritize the standards first so they appear that way.
You are doing a great job. I love using the site and usually have only high praise to give...really high praise.
The couple box displays the earliest relationship event that has been entered. A bare year is interpreted as January 1st of that year, so "1909" comes before "1 November 1909". Undated events sort after dated ones. I don't know what happens if they're all undated, or if there are two with the same identical earliest date. (I dare say that if there are two events with identical dates, then either they're duplicates, or one is an error, since a person can't be in two places at once....)0
If the multiple entries are duplicates or partial duplicates (such as 1890 and 1 Nov. 1890) then one should delete all the duplicate entries, retaining just the most complete entry.
If the multiple entries are different then one should do more research, establish the correct date, and delete all the incorrect ones.
All dates and places should and can be standardized. That does not mean they all look like the standard, that means they should all be linked to the correct standard. Leave in the entry the best place name and delete the others. For example, if both
1) Lincoln Chapel, West Dale, Summit, Colorado, United States linked to the standard of West Dale, Summit Colorado, United States
2) West Dale, Summit, Colorado, United States linked to the standard of West Dale, Summit, Colorado, United States
are listed as marriage events, the first should be retained and the second should be deleted.
Can you post a screen shot of a specific example which raised your concern?0
Since the beta (sandbox) site is working again, I did some experimenting:
It appears to sort by date first, then by date/time entered: I entered France before Canada, and Zanzibar before Bábolna. And if I try to make one of the Albertvilles into the same place as the other, it doesn't let me, saying "Save failed. This data already exists." It will let me save a different standard for the same place, such as "Albertville, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France" for one and "Albertville, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France" for the other, but it treats the two different "Albertville, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France" standards as the same. (One is a municipality without dates, the other is a municipality with dates.)0