This is a patron request that called into FS. He would like all standardized places in FS to have dates attached as to when they were a township, village, etc., i.e. 1911-Present.
Although it is not displayed directly in location fields in the FSFT, all that information IS in the standard places database where they can be viewed IF it has been entered there by the places team.
Have the Patron check out, the 'Place' Names database in 'FamilySearch'.
Many 'Places' recorded in the 'Place' Names database in 'FamilySearch' already DO have 'Dates' associated with them; whereas, some DO NOT.
The 'Place' Names database in 'FamilySearch' is a continual 'Work in Progress', ever changing, ever evolving; as, more information 'comes to hand'.
Here is a "Knowledge Article" in 'FamilySearch':
How do I use the Place Research Tool in my family history research?
I hope this helps.
I have looked more closely at Brett's proposal in terms of standard place names for Norway. It is a big problem on databases having very many errors and omissions. For example. Åsnes was in Hof in Hedmark, not Hof, Åsnes, Hedmark, Norway.
I work with Olea Olsdatter Skyrud, born 1777 (LY45-G5R)
If I want to change a census in Hof in 1801, this is impossible as I can only change the place name to a standard name, but this is misspelled / entered incorrectly. Hers is an example to try:
The correct place name is Retteraasen Søndre, Hof, Hedmark, Norway and the default place name should be Hof, Hedmark, Norway, but this cannot be changed.
The census on Digitalarkivet: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/census/person/pf01058242001582
If it is possible to state who is responsible for Norwegian standard place names, then I have some suggestions for improvements to the database.
I should probably also mention that data from the Central City Name Register from the Norwegian Mapping Authority (SSR) is free, and indispensable in all Norwegian maps. You can download all place names or connect to the register via API. All place names have GPS data (latitude, longitude).
Just my thoughts ...
The 'Place' Names Database in 'FamilySearch' is an ONGOING 'Work in Progress' ...
The working in the 'Place' Names Database in 'FamilySearch' is never ending ...
And, The 'Place' Names Database in 'FamilySearch' is NOT "Perfect", far from it ...
There are a number of ways to submit corrections to the 'Place' Names Database in 'FamilySearch':
(1) Within the 'Place' Names Database in 'FamilySearch' itself
..... Research Paces
(2) Through the "Community.FamilySearch" Forum in the 'Group' being "FamilySearch Places"
(3) Directly via E-mail
..... [email protected]
And, if you have, expertise; and/or, extensive experience, in Norway, you can always offer your services to assist as a Volunteer to work on the "Norwegian" Place Names in the database.
The instructions on "How do I request an update to the database of standardized places?" does not work. There is no magnifying glass and I could not get it to accept my information.
The instructions are out of date. There is no magnifying glass anymore. Just type in the name of the place you are looking for then press enter.
If the place you want is not in the database, use the button in the upper left of the follow screen shot. If it does but needs changes, use the button in the lower left (you have to be signed in to see it).
What information would it not accept and where were you trying to enter it?
I have been submitting some of the more urgent place names for addition / improvement but if I could I would do the work myself. Is that an option?