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    Topic:   PLAC  

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    • #4090
      macalter
      macalter
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      When a place is near another place, do you include “near …”?

      1 PLAC Kensington Town, near London, England (made up)

      1 PLAC Kensington Town, England
      2 ADDR near London

      I know I’ve not been the most consistent with entries I’ve had (as given in the Source), but seeing in the Royals GEDCOM, makes me wonder.

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      #4091
      kiwi
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      Well, technically you can do anything you want. But I wouldn’t do that. For me a place is an exact location (and used for Google Map) . Saying it is “near” somewhere is neither part of a PLAC definition nor part of an ADDR unless (very rare) it really is a VALID / OFFICIAL part of the postal address.

      If it is useful information it should be in a NOTE, i.e. ” 2 NOTE Kensington Town is near London” – which is the absolutely correct use of a NOTE – a short / brief addendum to a fact or event record.

      Nigel
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      #4092
      kiwi
      kiwi
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      🙂

      …. and if you think about your precise question: “When a place is near another place, do you include “near …”?”, then you should put “near ….” in EVERY PLAC record, because everywhere is “near” somewhere!!

      Nigel
      My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info
      #4093
      macalter
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      Most of the “near” ones for part of my tree go way back when locating a place was by saying it was near some known town – early 19th C. If I find in GeoNames website, I drop the “near” from PLAC. I don’t use Google Maps but keep that in mind. ADDR vs NOTE, hear you but will stay consistent in use for that.

      Will do a check that all are removed when I return to my own file. And if I’m doing edit for Royals record anyway, will modify.

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