Fix Place names- New Volunteer opportunity- 2 quirks
Issue #1 I have noticed when I do the "fix place names" volunteer opportunity and choose "Italy" for the country it brings up lots of places that are denoted I.T. which means Indian Territory, this is pretty obvious from the names of the people such as these examples- Rosie Bigfeather, Won-to-wee, etc. and other such Native American names that are not even remotely Italian in origin. It would be a big mistake if someone fixed a place name like that into a place in Italy. Can the search parameters be corrected so this mistake is not made?
Issue #2 Another place name that kept popping up today when I did not put any specific country in the search bar for fixing place names was: Hull, Myton. The people that had Hull, Myton, as a place name had other vital statistics in England, but there was NOT a choice for England in the list of places. Only places in South Africa and other parts of the world that are not located in England. I had to skip all of those entries because there is nothing indicating the place should be changed from England to South Africa. A quick google search told me that Myton and Hull was part of a parish in Kingston-Upon-Hull in Yorkshire England, but there was no choice for this place in England in the places to choose from.
To those at Family Search...Here are two quirks that might need some reviewing.