Colorado Place Name Errors
I find more place name errors in sources related to Colorado every day. Today, for example, the standardized place name recommendation for the Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita, Colorado, which is in Mesa County, Colorado, is "Elmwood Cemetery, Fruita, Gunnison, Colorado." Many place names are incorrect in the Colorado Statewide Marriage and Divorce records are wrong. For example, they'll stick Glenwood Springs in Pitkin County, Colorado, combining the information from where the minister lives with where the marriage was performed. I submitted information to correct place names for Parachute, Colorado, which was Grand Valley, Colorado for 70 years, and for Denver, Colorado, which was in Arapahoe county before 1902, and in Denver county since, but even though I received a response agreeing with my research, the standardized place names pulldown wasn't modified to add these correct place name options. In one census record, every record is wrong because it says that the location is Creeley, Weld County, Colorado. I can see where a human might misinterpret the handwriting to think that there's a place called Creeley, Colorado, but it is obviously Greeley, Weld County, Colorado. I correct those when I find them, but this error should be corrected for the thousands of records, at a more universal level. And then there are census records which list Colorado as a place name before Colorado existed. Some of the errors can be corrected individually, but in some cases, the edit field isn't even available. What I would like is an easier way to point out these numerous errors; and the ability to apply to review and correct a set of records, such as the marriage records, which appear to have been indexed by a computer. My knowledge of Colorado geography and place names is extensive, and I used to do a lot of indexing back in the old days when they actually had numerous projects listed. So I'm qualified to fix these problems in specific indexes. Meanwhile, how can we actually get the accepted standardized place names corrected? Why would anyone think that Fruita, Colorado is in Gunnison County or that there's a Creeley, Colorado? No person thought that--some silly computer which wasn't given proper parameters, thought it, and it's generated thousands of errors.