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by JBParker-p40
Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: Use acronyms for places in titles?
Replies: 12
Views: 4647

Best use should be Montgomery County, Maryland. Postal codes can be confused with other abbreviations, as can the "Co." abbreviation.
by JBParker-p40
Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: Include country in county titles?
Replies: 21
Views: 11938

No. If people are looking up information about Maryland, surely they know it's in the United States. Looks like we are building another Ancestral File, Pedigree Resource File,New FamilySearch set of rules!
by JBParker-p40
Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: How to recommend naming a town within an article title?
Replies: 14
Views: 4349

Even though I've thought about this subject quite a bit over several days, a case just occurred to me as to why not to recommend including the county in a town name in an article title. If we include the county, then someone searching for "Montgomery County Maryland" will see in the search results ...
by JBParker-p40
Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: How to recommend the naming of townships in article titles?
Replies: 14
Views: 7132

How should we recommend users name townships in article titles? Which form should they use? ⋅ Wayne, New Jersey ⋅ Wayne Township, New Jersey I would prefer applying the full titles in the articles. Using Wayne, Passaic, New Jersey leaves it open for a question as to whether Wayn...
by JBParker-p40
Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: How to recommend naming of counties in article titles?
Replies: 9
Views: 2644

In an article title field, what format should we recommend in naming counties? Which way should it be? ⋅ Montgomery, Maryland ⋅ Montgomery County, Maryland I prefer the latter. I think the beginning/intermediate genealogist will think in terms of adding the term county to a name...
by JBParker-p40
Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: Place naming conventions: Dealing with changes over time
Replies: -1
Views: 419

On my earlier post today, I forgot to mention that if Wikipedia has already solved some of these naming conventions, and we can match the way they do things, I would think that would be to our advantage. First of all, we don't have to re-invent the wheel, so to speak, if the way they do things makes...
by JBParker-p40
Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: Place naming conventions: ascending vs. descending order
Replies: 30
Views: 20268

On my earlier post today, I forgot to mention that if Wikipedia has already solved some of these naming conventions, and we can match the way they do things, I would think that would be to our advantage. First of all, we don't have to re-invent the wheel, so to speak, if the way they do things makes...
by JBParker-p40
Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: Place naming conventions: Dealing with changes over time
Replies: -1
Views: 419

Thomas --

I believe it was for ease of sorting back in the day when computers were not as sophisticated nor capable as they are now.
by JBParker-p40
Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: Place naming conventions: ascending vs. descending order
Replies: 30
Views: 20268

Thomas --

I believe it was for ease of sorting back in the day when computers were not as sophisticated nor capable as they are now.
by JBParker-p40
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: Place naming conventions: ascending vs. descending order
Replies: 30
Views: 20268

I'm going to take a position for the "common" user of our Research Wiki. If it is true that a high number of people in North America have an interest in genealogy, and if a large majority of them have limited experience with genealogy, it would seem to me that we should be writing things primarily f...

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