Should complete or standardized places be preferred? Why are standardized places not specific?
For example this record: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJWM-JJF?from=lynx1UIV8&treeref=LK5K-1J3 seems to have a wrong place name. It should be 4119 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United states. With the standardized place being Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. Was it indexed incorrectly? Why do we not want to include additional information?
@Rollins, Spencer Dee the beauty of the index is it provides enough information to search for the record which in this case leads to the image where you can see the exact address of your ancestor. It was indexed correctly based on what was requested of the indexer. People wouldn't likely search by a full address but they would search by a city or county so that was what was requested. Standardized places are meant to capture the jurisdictions of a location, usually city, state, country or the equivalent but something lower jurisdictions like a cemetery, parish, township, and others. I hope this helps! 🙂1