Fix FamilySearch Placename Frustrations

Have you ever been ready to tear your hair out when you find geographical errors on FamilySearch.  There’s plenty of room for confusion for the uninitiated — Prince Edward Island and Prince Edward County!

Now FamilySearch is giving you a new volunteer opportunity to help
fix, or rather standardize, place-names.

You can select a country and will be served information like this (without the map!)

Robert H. Adams

Male1938-2007FamilySearch does not recognize this user-entered place:

Add the standard place that is most similar to what the user entered. What you add will not overwrite or delete the user-entered place. Skip to the next person if you are unsure.

User-Entered Place:
Sea View, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Non standardized place:

This could prove an interesting task for a rainy (snowy!) day. You’d likely even learn some geography.

Give it a try at

One Reply to “Fix FamilySearch Placename Frustrations”

  1. John, It would be wonderful if FamilySearch would switch to historic place name accuracy like WikiTree (with years of applicability next to the place name).

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