FamilySearch place names chaos

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Steve Hayes

Feb 16, 2022, 12:36:39 AMFeb 16
According to FamilySearch, people from Nevada, USA are flocking to
Northumberland, England to die. And people in Lesotho have a desperate
urge to die in Leeds, while people in the Trans-Caucasian Soviet
Socfialist Republic prefer to die in Guisborough, Cleveland, England.

See here:


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Most FamilySearch users are aware of indexing errors, and the need to
be careful about place names, but these errors are not indexing but
algorithmic errors, so that even if the place is indexed correctly,
FamilySearch will substitute a wrong name for the correct one.

Some of the errors seem to be misinterpretation of postasl codes,
while others appear to be bugs in their "Standardized Place Name"

Just another thing to be careful about when using FamilySearch.
Steve Hayes

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