What is the proper location name to use?
My research is in Germany and I've come across some entries in FS that include a location name that is correct for today, but would not have existed when the event took place. For example, in 1975 three towns were united into one community. I have found entries where a pre-1975 event is recorded using the new town name (that didn't exist prior to 1975) instead of the original town name. Then there is the issue of Germany as we know it today not existing before 1949. So, if I add an event in the 1800's should I record the country as "Deutsches Reich"/"German Empire" or Germany?