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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Place names
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 21:40:11 -0700
Kathy - Autofill is often goofy. In your instance, enter "Wisconsin," (make
sure you use the comma). It will probably autofill with United States. If
you are still getting goofiness, enter "Madison, United States." That
should resolve the issues.
Boy, do I have fond memories of living in Madison in the early 1970's when
there were 1000 streakers from UW dancing naked on State Street and the cops
closed it down. And what I wouldn't give for a really good brat!
From: Kathy Lenerz [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2004 7:50 PM
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Place names
I don't know if this is part of the place name issue, but tonight I started
having problems entering places in the place field of the Individual-Event
For a while, I entered "Wisconsin" with no problems. Then my computer
locked up, forcing me to compact my database. After that, whenever I tried
to enter "Wisconsin," the field autofilled with "Wisconsin Department of
Health and Family Services, Vital Records Office, Madison, Wisconsin,
United States." I entered each letter in "Wisconsin," then hit delete,
which deleted the remainder of the place ("Department...Wisconsin." Then I
hit the enter key, and the field appeared as "Madison, Wisconsin, United
States" with "Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Vital
Records Office" as the Local Place. After a couple dozen tries at this in
different records, I finally gave up and started entering "Somecity,
Wisconsin," then deleting "Somecity," which worked. Some of my efforts
resulted in "North America" appearing in the Place field, but I can't
replicate them at the moment.
Is anyone else experiencing this?
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