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From: Kevin Benson <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] Place Names etc
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 00:33:43 -0400
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On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 12:21 AM, Alfred Eller <> wrote:
> NOW NOW Children, Play nice!
> Something is delaying some of the messages some as much as five or six
> I think that RootsWeb must be having a few transitional problems or
> If you get a message that seems to be way out of time, it probably is.
> Don't blame the sender.
> If you know how, you could check the routing to see when it was
> originally posted.
According to the archive... that inquiry (below) was originally posted on
May 11th and apparently George (below) may not have noticed the numerical
Euro-style date. No malice and no harm ;)
--- On Thu, 7/9/09, George W. Durman < > wrote:
From: George W. Durman < >
Subject: Re: [RMagic] RM 3, places I can't find a county for
Date: Thursday, July 9, 2009, 10:15 PM
At 11-05-2009 08:01 PM Monday, you wrote:
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>Can someone tell me what is the best thing to do with a place given to
>you..GEDCOM or such. It usually does not have a county so when I use place
>finder it doesn't have a county for that town and apparently does not have
>town of that name. Do you go ahead and use it or just leave the place
>Examples: Waxahatchee, TX; Poinsett, ARK.
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Well, it seems there IS no such place as Waxahatchee, TX! Using Wikipedia,
nothing shows up for that town. Using MapQuest, gets the same results.
Your problem is that someone has misspelled the name. It's "Waxahachie",
not "Waxahatchee"! Using Place Finder and using the correct spelling, you
will find the town is in Ellis Co., TX.
As for "Poinsett, AR, it's not a town, it's a county!
One must be very diligent when searching for towns/counties and make
sure the spelling is correct. Just because someone says a town should be
spelled a certain way doesn't make it so.
Place Finder works great! If/when you do have the proper spelling and
Place Finder doesn't list it, then you should consider that the town is a
"historical" place which no longer exists. That is when doing a Google
search really helps. You will often find links to pages that mention
towns, and some of those links explain the place name no longer exists,
and, sometimes, even what the new name is.
Just my 2 cents worth,