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From: "William T. Flight" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Problems with places
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 21:34:11 -0500
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> Thanks for the reply. Yes, that is my problem in many cases. I'd
> already figured that out and am in the process of fixing them. The
> Mountain View example (and a very few others) seem to be different.
> Mountain View is the city. The next step up the hierarchy is correct -
> Howell County is listed as a County/Parish. I think maybe the import is
> looking at the name on each level and is trying to figure out what it is
> a name of - all my churches moved into Local Site/Church Religious
> correctly (don't remember the exact wording - I'm at work). So what I
> think happened is the import routine saw "View" and assumed it was a
> local site - possibly a lookout point or some such.

Hi Joe,

I looked at the routine, and it is actually "Mountain" that makes it think
it is a local site. I think the correct solution in this case is to take
that keyword out, as city names do, in fact, include that word.

> I need to look at
> the GEDCOM and see if I can fix it by hand before I import. I'll let
> you know if that works.

I'm not sure what could be 'fixed' in the GEDCOM in this particular case...

-- Bill

William T. Flight
----- Original Message -----
From: "SIMUNAC, JOE" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 5:21 PM
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Problems with places

> Bill,
> -Joe
> Hi Joe,
> Genbox tries to identify the place levels of places on input, based on
> what
> it already knows, so that they can be linked into the place hierarchy at
> the
> proper place. When the level chosen is wrong, you can change it, but
> your
> choices are limited by the links above/below the current place: If the
> level
> on the higher place is City/Town, then the current place can't be set
> higher
> than Local Site. Does this fit your situation?
> -- Bill
> William T. Flight
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "SIMUNAC, JOE" <>
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> To: <> <mailto:>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 2:21 PM
> Subject: {not a subscriber} Re: [GENBOX] Problem with exhibits
> > Some of my places imported strangely. For instance, Mountain View,
> > Howell County, Missouri imported as a Local Site instead of a
> City/Town.
> > When I tried to change it, all the options except Local Site were
> greyed
> > out. However, when I input a location by hand and called it a Local
> > Site, all the options were there. Similar to your not being able to
> > delete the media link. Other than that (and the lack of witnesses, of
> > course), the import went much better than I expected. It will take a
> > lot of clean up, but the ability to preview sentences will make that
> > much easier.
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