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FTM 2014 and Ancestry - Place Name Problems
« on: Tuesday 28 November 17 08:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi All,

I'm using FTM 2014 and am trying to put in a couple of relatives who died during WW1 in Belgium. I have tried to put in the place of death for one as Ypres and the other as Wytschaete, both of which are perfectly valid towns, correctly spelt, but FTM won't recognise them. I've even tried putting Leper instead of Ypres but it won't recognise either.

I've also tried putting them in Ancestry thinking I'll see how they record them and I'll copy that - no luck. It's as if the places don't exist.

Does anyone know how I can add them and no have that unresolved place name warning next to them?

Is there a sort of custom dictionary for place names I can add them to?

Thanks for the help,

Michael
Dale (Newcastle Upon Tyne), Beck, English, Hall, Harrison (all from the North Shields, South Shields area)
Woodger (from the Newcastle area)

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Re: FTM 2014 and Ancestry - Place Name Problems
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 08:22 GMT (UK) »
It appears to accept - Ieper - West-Vlaanderen, Belgium - at least 2012 does.  For Wytschaete, I just typed in the place of death as Wytschaete, Belgium in FTM.
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY

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Re: FTM 2014 and Ancestry - Place Name Problems
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 08:57 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the reply, I've just tried both but had no luck with either.

Michael
Dale (Newcastle Upon Tyne), Beck, English, Hall, Harrison (all from the North Shields, South Shields area)
Woodger (from the Newcastle area)

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Re: FTM 2014 and Ancestry - Place Name Problems
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 10:07 GMT (UK) »
Just a thought - you are using "capital i at the beginning of Ieper - I see you used L in your post.  :-\
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY

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Re: FTM 2014 and Ancestry - Place Name Problems
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 15:35 GMT (UK) »
Ahhhh!

That would explain one of them, thank you so much.

I'll go and sit in the corner quietly and study my new book - spolling for begooners.

Michael
Dale (Newcastle Upon Tyne), Beck, English, Hall, Harrison (all from the North Shields, South Shields area)
Woodger (from the Newcastle area)

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Re: FTM 2014 and Ancestry - Place Name Problems
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 15:42 GMT (UK) »
The correct (Flemish) spelling of Wytschaete is Wijtschate ;D
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Re: FTM 2014 and Ancestry - Place Name Problems
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 15:48 GMT (UK) »
Once again, thank you.

I think I need a new dicshunary.

Michael
Dale (Newcastle Upon Tyne), Beck, English, Hall, Harrison (all from the North Shields, South Shields area)
Woodger (from the Newcastle area)

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Re: FTM 2014 and Ancestry - Place Name Problems
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 16:10 GMT (UK) »
Nee! Een Vlaams Wordenboek! ;D ;D

(No! A Flemish Dictionary!)
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