The Volunteer Project added a birth place for my great grandfather. Where did they get that location? I can't find the source.
The volunteer project did not add the birthplace. It didn't even change it in any way. A volunteer merely associated the existing birthplace entry with a location in FamilySearch's places database.
You can check the profile's change log (Latest Changes - Show All) to see who put in the birthplace and when.
Welcome to the "Community.FamilySearch" Forum.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
Just in passing ...
Further to; and, in support of, what 'Julia' has already proffered ..
Please be, aware; and, advised ...
The "Volunteer Project" is about, getting Users/Patrons, to help/assist, with CORRECTING the "Place Names", associated with individuals/persons, that are NOT a "Standard"; and, thus, evoke a "Data Problem" (ie. 'Red' "Exclamation Mark).
The "Volunteer Project", is part of 'FamilySearch'; being, a "Project" (and, a "Process"); whereby, "Place Names", that evoke a "Data Error"; because, they are NOT "Standardised", are addressed/corrected.
You can help by associating a user-entered place with a standard place found on a map.
What you will do:
1. See the user-entered place. Compare it to the places in other life events.
2. Add the standard place that is most similar to what the user entered. What you add will not overwrite or delete the user-entered place. Skip to the next person if you are unsure.
Note: If you prefer, select a country or location below to review places from a specific country or location.
Select Country or Location
[ ... ]
[ REVIEW 10 PLACES ]
The "Volunteer Project", involves Users/Patrons, working, to HELP / ASSIST "Improve", "Place Names".
There are NO, "Sources"; nor, "Reason Statements".
Hence, the "Contact Name"; being, that of "Volunteer Project", rather than that of an individual User/Patron.
As an aside ...
Perhaps, the the "Contact Name" SHOULD be something like "FamilySearch, Volunteer Project"
[ Just a passing thought ... ]
That Said ...
Here are some Articles, in the 'FamilySearch" "Blog":
I hope, that this may also help/assist, somewhat.
Thanks for reaching out and answering my question.
I still am unsure where the name of the location came from. What source named Warsaw, Miasto stoleczne Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland as Martin Yatczak's birth place?
Regarding, the "Volunteer Project" ...
There was NO "Source" ...
A User/Patron (ie. a "Volunteer") through , the "Improve Place-Names" Project, simply "Corrected", the 'Place' of "Birth', to a "Standard" ...
ie. to a 'Place Name', that has been "Standardised".
Regarding, Martin YATCZAK ( LJ1X-GMW ) ...
Check out, the "ChangeLog", for him regarding his "Birth" ...
That "Change", on 24 April 2017, to the 'Place' of "Birth", to "Warsaw, Miasto stoleczne Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland", was NOT "Standardised," when input/entered.
As, to WHERE, that User/Patron (ie. 'PriscillaAnneGreene') got that 'Place Name' ...
Well, that is another 'Question', that you should ask that User/Patron ...
Which, you can TRY to do such, though "User Messaging", in 'FamilySearch' - you MAY get a response.
[ But, that said, DO NOT expect a response; as, we do not always get a response ... ]
Just my thoughts.