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From: Murray Lynn <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Places
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2004 14:30:00 +1300
:>) Oh dear, I thought a Pom would pick me up on that - a bad example I
know!!! How do you handle the change in County names, I have stuck with
old names / boundaries for consistency? The Genbox name equivalent
feature may resolve this.
HOWEVER..... the same happens with any city - eg I live in Cashmere
(Suburb), Christchurch (City/Town).
From: Phil O'Phax [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, 1 March 2004 2:01 p.m.
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Places
As a Brit I think that you may have over-complicated this situation.
I *do* have relatives who were born in Middlesex or London but not both.
OK, I know that the London County Council was created at the back end of
the 19th century, and therefore some place in counties around London
(Middlesex, Surrey, Kent, Essex) became part of London from that date.
Paddington, to take your example is either in the county of London or
Middlesex but *not* both at the same time.
Equally London is not in Middlesex.
That does mean, therefore, that you will have two apparently different
places in your database.
Paddington, Middlesex and Paddington, London.
The place has not moved, just the county name.
At 00:48 01/03/2004, Murray Lynn wrote:
>Has there been a discussion on the number of place name levels. Having
>tidied up my placenames I feel there needs to be another level between
>City/Town and Local Site.
>Nation: Great Britain
>Missing: Paddington (suburb)
>Local Site: St xxxxx's Church
>Street Address: yyyyy
>I have many such places, where there is a suburb or similar additional
>level under the City / Town level.
>I could make it a local site, but there is no suitable descriptor and I
>also want the ability to find all local sites in a suburb.
>What I have done is to move cities up to township level.
>Any other suggestions?
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