I have marriage place as a county in a state.
FamilySearch has a list of standardized placenames that it uses so the computer can recognize place names accurately and can give you the best information when you are doing research. If the name you have entered is not recognized by the system, you will get a message that the place name is not standardized. You can choose the closest place name that fits, or you can ask that a new or improved place name can be added as an update.
The following articles from the FamilySearch Help Centre will help you:
Hope this helps.
Besides the county and state, you also need to add the country.
Deut, The Help Center article mentioned above is incomplete and confusing. Be sure to still enter a complete place name and link it to the closest place in the database. You do not need to limit yourself to the name in the database since the database is far from complete.
Both of these marriage places are correctly standardized even though only one of is the database so far:
You only get the "not a standardized marriage place" data error when the marriage place looks like this:
Since you have this last example where you have the marriage place as a county and state, since all US counties are in the database, as you found, this is easy to correct and make your entry be in the style of the first example above.
The second article is accurate, but since you just have the county, you do not need to request a new place be entered.
The third article about map pins or lack thereof is pretty good, but I wish it stressed that the lack of a map pin is perfectly fine. It is only the red exclamation point that needs correction.
@deut , if you post the person ID we can take a look.
Thanks All. Worked out fine.