In the past, FamilySearch used automation to help improve place-names that are missing standards—but automation can do only so much. Volunteers are needed to help improve place-names by matching them with a standard place that can be recognized by a map.
This simple volunteer opportunity takes very little time but has a big impact on the Family Tree. With better place-names, FamilySearch can provide more record hints and can map your ancestors’ life events more accurately.
With a simple tool available on both desktop and mobile, you can do the following:
- See the user-entered place and one or more suggested standard place-names.
- Select the one that is most similar to what the user entered.
What you add will not overwrite or delete the user-entered place. You can skip to the next person if you are unsure. You can also select the countries you want to review.