Place Names Changing Over Time


rob.cook-genes@...
 

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  https://fhug.org.uk/kb/kb-article/working-with-places-and-addresses-for-new-users/  But geocoding may be problematic.

 

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

 

Thanks

Rob

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