How do I report a place name issue?
A week or so ago, there appears to have been a change to how "Missouri" is recognized as a standardized place:
"Missouri, United States" is now the third option in the dropdown menu, which is problematic because many users are not not conscientious about selecting the most applicable option. I've been encountering more and more records that incorrectly list one of the higher options or even "Missouri City, Fort Bend, Texas, United States". Additionally, any place fields that contain simply "Missouri" and not "Missouri, United States" have been retroactively standardized as "Louisiana Territory, United States". While the land that comprises the state of Missouri was part of Louisiana Territory from 1803-1812, this should probably not be the default option.