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From: "Paul J. Harris" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] City Drops Out in Source
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 12:05:06 -0400
>>It looks like I should change the logic on when to omit redundant place
parts to the following: If the local site includes the state name, the state
can be omitted; otherwise, a place-level word (city, county, township, etc.)
must be present in the local site name as well in order to allow the place
level part that matches the first part of the local site name to be omitted.
Bill, I acknowledge how extremely difficult it is to create a 'one size fits
all' solution to something like this. My main concern in the case I came up
with was the apparent change in meaning: "Albany Rural Cemetery, Albany
County, New York," certainly conveys that the cemetery is NOT in the City of
Well, guess what (pay attention, Don)it's not. I was previously led to
believe that it was IN Albany, and their mailing address CAN BE Albany.
However, further investigation reveals that the entire cemetery lies within
Colonie Township, but the cemetery office and most of the eastern part of
the cemetery lie in the Village of Menands, and a western portion lies in
Loudonville. My burial interest lies in the Loudonville section. I have a
similar situation in Brooklyn in the Evergreens Cemetery where the burial is
just across the border in Queens County. Thank goodness for GenBox that
allows me to have a SINGLE cemetery in two different cities or counties
through Name Variations.
Regarding the above, I no longer have a problem, as I'll be changing the
city for the cemetery from Albany to Menands Village, and the burials to
Loudonville. Bill, your suggested solution makes sense until the next case
that doesn't fit pops up! <g>
>>And for good measure, make the use of this logic a report option.
Never hurts. While you have done an EXCEPTIONAL job of creating formats that
conform to Mills, not everyone is a slave to them. <g>