Standardized place of birth, death burial, etc.
Utah became a state in January 1896. Over time we have had the option of using "Utah Territory" as a standardized place for our ancestors if the date for the event was before January 1896. We use "Utah" as a standardized place after January 1896. The same applies in other states. Many of us in hundreds or thousands of instances, where we have used the place "Utah Territory" dated before 1896, will now need to make changes as we no longer have that option. Just for myself, if I have to change "Utah Territory" to just "Utah" will take some time. For just one family it could entail hundreds of changes. Utah Territory, as a place (Before January 1896) has been put in and taken out of the familysearch system several times, as I understand it. Those of us who are doing the work would like to have the place ("Utah Territory" as a standardized place and as an option) so we do not have to keep changing the place back and forth. I believe the Lord will want the place listed to be exact, either "Utah" or "Utah Territory" according to date within history. Thanks for your support in this cause.