Wes Groleau <Grolea...@FreeShell.org> wrote:
> "Hawaii is the only state that has no incorporated places recognized
> by the U.S. Census Bureau below the county level. All data for
> places in Hawaii reported by the census are CDPs."
> What are your opinions on how to put places in GEDCOM in Hawaii?
Legacy recognizes a raft of place names in Honolulu Co. I suspect
that the Family Search site has a similar raft of standardized place
names for those entering data there. Either seems like a reasonable
standard to me.
> I have a marriage that occurred at a resort on the north shore of
> Oahu not far from Hale'iwa
> Normally, I have place, city, township, county, state, USA
Both in the Family Search standard and in the newest version of
Legacy, the country is spelled out, "United States".
I don't usually include the township, unless there is no
recognizable city name. I'm not sure that all states even use a
township system. And Hawaii I suspect is one of them. Thus, my 4th
place from the right is some locator on the less-than-county level,
but not necessarily at any particular level. For burials, it is
often the cemetery name.
> But here, even though Honolulu (city) is only a small part of the
> island of Oahu, the entire island is Honolulu county.
> And although the place they got married at gets mail from Hale'iwa,
> it is actually in a CDP called Pupukea five miles away.
Legacy has both, but does not have the apostrophe in Haleiwa.
Bob LeChevalier - artificial linguist; genealogist
Lojban language www.lojban.org