"The convention is always to use the historic name, so it is fine to do it the way which you are.
The so called four field convention for locations is inappropriate for many countries, including the constituent countries of the UK, and is best…"
Legacy inputs locations as city, county, state or province, country, but I add townships because sometimes you don't have a town name. For example, my location for my birth is Bracebridge, Macaulay Township, Muskoka District, Ontario, Canada.My location for residence in 2013 is Bracebridge, District Municipality of Muskoka, Ontario, CanadaOntario once was Upper Canada, then Canada West and it was a British Colony. Counties didn't even exist until 1849. Between 1971 and 1841 Upper Canada was…See More
"That sounds similar to what we have here in Muskoka District, Ontario, Canada. A lot of the rural areas have names such as Harper's Corner. There are no sign posts that say "welcome to", just a few houses spread out along the road.…"
"I think the idea that a townland is small and unsigned, is what made us use the North American idea of a subdivision. Also, fairly small, usually not signed, and known only to the planning department and the people who live there. …"
"A Townland is just an area of land that has a name. The area could be smaller than 5 acres of larger than 5000 acres. There are townlands now in Ireland where no one lives and other townlands that are fully populated. I think if you try and compare…"
"Townland has to be one of the toughest ideas to get used to.
I'm agreeing with the subdivision/neighbourhood idea. Certainly in my city my neighbourhood has a formal name (not often used by locals, but still), which is used mostly…"
"Right or wrong, I record the info that reflects the year of event AND then I add another entry that reflects info as of the date I entered the data. Then, in the geographical section, I enter see such-and-such a location) That way I have tied the…"
"The closest American equivalent of which I can think is to compare a townland to a suburban subdivision. For instance, someone might live in Missouri, in St. Louis City County, in St. Louis City and in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood or subdivision."
If you go to www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk you will be able to view the Old Parish Record of his birth. On the website's home page you can enter LEE and find out how common the name is and what records are available. Hope this helps"
I do not understand what a townland is. I am unfamiliar with the term. I would like to try and compare it to something that I am familiar with just so I can picture it in my head. Is it anything like a township? Or is it an actually town or village?
Legacy uses city/county/state or province/country for inputting locations. So how do I input an Irish location. For example I need to enter the following place: Donemana, Parish of Doneghedy, Co. Tyrone for the year 1854. I prefer in enter the place as it was known at the time and add notes to name changes. I recently received help in getting a church record from someone and they sent me their mailing address which is Donemana, Strabane, United Kingdom. I never thought that United…See More