Use modern or historical place name?

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Should the modern or historical name of a place be used in the title?

Poll ended at Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:53 pm

Modern
2
20%
Historical
0
No votes
The question is too simple
8
80%
 
Total votes: 10

dsammy-p40
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Postby dsammy-p40 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:49 am

The Earl wrote:Agreed.

At best, I think many 'historical' place articles would end up being disambiguation-style pages that would point to the current location of records. In the case of Prussia, it might be a map with an overlay of modern boundaries.

If it is incorrect of me to assume that the records would be kept in the modern country(ies), let me know and I can change my opinion.

Thanks
The Earl


A problem here - 22 March 1871, the Kingdom of Prussia ceased as a ruling factor and replaced with the German Empire, yet the provinces continue until end of 1918.

Not to mention Kreises, Bezirkamts, Oberamts, etc.


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