2 different locations rolling in to one
I recently learned how to add locations currently not found in the Familysearch standardized location list. I now see those locations being accepted to familysearch. Great! However, as I am working on revising some of the Jamaican death records to add parish and district, I have noticed several problems in the application of those locations to the indexing.
- Birth records were indexed under their Civil Registry districts. So I followed the same pattern for the death records. However if the place/district is not standardized, it may not come up for a particular name and location search.
- If the location is recognized, but the place is a civil registration district, the district does not appear in search results. If researching a common name, it's hard to separate out so many results with no districts.
- Multiple locations appear to be rolling into one location in the search results. For example, there is a town called Hanover in Manchester parish of Jamaica. There is also a parish called Hanover with capitol being Lucea. In search results, the come up as the same place. I a worried that if I add any more places to these areas, it will only make this problem bigger.
- Jamaica. In Saint James parish - There is a town/hamlet named Orange closer to Montego bay and there is a hamlet called Orange Hill in the south western part of this parish. The Familysearch places side shows them as separate but the Standardized locations for indexing shows them as the same place.
Please help me fix this so that the Jamaican records where I am adding more specific locations don't have to be done in the future.
Help me be a better location adder and indexer.
Thanks, Angela Gibson