Source Linker for 1920 U.S. Federal Census Dropping Locality Data in Event Location
I want to make clear up front that this is not about the broader issue with source linking right now.
For at least some localities in the 1920 U.S. Federal Census, the source linker page is failing to include the locality in the functionality to add a residential timeline entry, even though the data is clearly still in the index itself. I have not observed this behavior in any other census.
As an example, about five years ago I attached the 1920 census to my 2x great-uncle (FS ID L8T6-F9K). The format of the source when added to his "Other Information" took this form:
Bridgeton Ward 3, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States
A while back this behavior changed for this specific census, in that when source linking is performed, the locality data is not included in the event place, i.e.:
Cumberland, New Jersey, United States
It's easy to see that the locality data IS still in the index by selecting the source image and looking at the header:
This omission is also observed when I navigate to the Sources tab and expand the 1920 census as currently working compared to, say, the 1910 one. Note the Event Place values.
Compared to 1910:
Let me be clear that the 1920 census DID have the locality data included in the event data once upon a time, but now no longer does. I consider this therefore a defect I'm reporting. I'm not sure how broadly this issue affects the 1920 U.S. Federal Census, but I can report that it affects a great deal of the northeastern records with which I work.