Please fix Auto-Standardisation of Crewe to Crewe by Farndon (1939 Register)
There are a number of times that the auto-standardisation maps some variation on "Crewe, Cheshire, England" to "Crewe by Farndon, Cheshire, England". One is the major railway town, the other a small village on the opposite side of the county. I'm sure there are a number of (possibly unforeseen) ways that it fails - here's another.
This is the 1939 Register for England & Wales source record whose auto-standardisation failed - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7G26-J4MM I have pasted the salient text below:
- Event Place Crewe by Farndon, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
- Event Place (Original) Crewe M.B., Cheshire, England
The correct output Event Place should be "Crewe, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom"
Note that "Crewe, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom" already has an Alternate Name of "Crewe MB" (no full stops/periods), which I have a vague idea I asked for, to hopefully trap cases like this.
Does it need some coding writing to match "M.B." to "MB"?
But in any case, full stops aside, what puzzles me is that if I enter "Crewe M.B., Cheshire, England" into the FamilySearch Standard Places facility, it gives one answer only, which is the correct one of "Crewe, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom". So I am surprised that "Crewe by Farndon" was chosen for this entry. Is it possible that this is an old auto-standardisation result that hasn't been updated - in which case, will it be auto-corrected and how long before the correct version appears?
@N Tychonievich - please pass on & many thanks
As an aside, the Auto-standardisation and an online query in Standard Places often give different answers from identical input - I would expect that if the online query gives a list (as it usually does) then the Auto-standardisation would come up with the first on the list. It seldom does (for me), which makes providing advice tricky.