Revert standardizations to proper historical context
As of 2022, FamilySearch eliminated historical standards in their standardizations area. An example is that every Utah entry before the 1890's when Utah was officially a state say "United States" when Utah WAS NOT a part of the United States. It was a territory, or it was called "Deseret" by the non-indigenous settlers. Saying that it was a part of the United States removes an entire historical period and complicates matters for those of us who want to make sure that FamilySearch is as accurate as it can be.
While some users lack historical understanding or geographical knowledge, that has nothing to do with making the database as accurate as possible. Instead of removing historical standardizations, add a purple "?" mark, just like for when people have questions on Indexing. FamilySearch did not need to eliminate its accuracy but needed to add education for its users. Please put the historical standardizations BACK. They are needed.
I agree. I find the practice of collapsing historical jurisdictions into extant jurisdictions is not helpful.0