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From: Barbara de Mare <>
Subject: [TMG] Full, then short place names in TMG reports
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 16:12:59 -0800 (PST)

All style books and journals require that state names be written out or the use of the proper abbreviations, not the ones the post office made up.

Barbara L. de Mare, Esq.
Attorney, historian, genealogist, grandmother
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Hackensack, New Jersey 07601

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From: Pierce Reid <>
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 11:20:39 AM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Full, then short place names in TMG reports

Lee wrote:

> If you have been consistent in entering your places, and always
> Exclude the County entry when a City is entered in a place and always
> exclude the Country entry when it is the US (UK users might prefer to
> Exclude the UK entry instead, others as appropriate) then you might

Using postal abbreviations can be confusing for those not familiar with the particular ones you use.

Omitting US for American states can lead to added confusion. For example, Ontario, CA could be Ontario County, California or the Province of Ontario in Canada. And adding ", US" to addresses does not add significantly to the space on a report or file sizes.

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