France - standard of city location changed to new department names, for some and ..
Hi, France familysearch.org database, I have noticed new names of region have been added in family search in the standards (i.e. La Chapelle-aux-Bois, Vosges, Lorraine, France and La Chapelle-aux-Bois, Vosges, Grand Est, France) However, it is not the case for all the cities: Le Clerjus has the choice for Vosges, Grand Est, France only. True, there are two choices too but for the new region: Municipality 2016 to present or Municipality unknown to present. What is the rule? I found it a little complicated, especially when families have immigrated to another country and do not know the country of their ancestors well. In addition, there are many people that do not have the patience to add the proper data in the tree already (i.e. they put the year of the birth of their ancestors with no other detail: no month, no day, no location). I wonder if the people that are looking for their ancestors from Lorraine are going to understand that Lorraine is now Grand Est? What about the algorithm, is it going to look for Grand Est as well when the people are indicating Lorraine? I personally prefer to have the choice because my family database was started by my parents with the older names of the region. I remember how much my mom was so proud of her Lorraine heritage. She made "Quiche Lorraine" for us (a regional tart recipe). I have a whole database of people with the older location name. The Lorraine has been a very important part of the history of this region (Joan of Arch was from this Lorraine region). There is also this standard question: why change certain cities to the new region names only and other cities with the alternative? Thank you.