Place Names Changing Over Time


In many cases, place names in source documents change over time. In many cases, I have started out with one place name, only to change at a later time.

Example: Scott Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada is now Durham Region, Ontario, Canada as of January 1, 1974.


As well, many of the townships have been changed, amalgamated or dropped.


I have reviewed the guidance in  But geocoding may be problematic.


What do other FH7 users do to accommodate changing place names?




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