Add this to the list of questions I have about Ancestry.com:
why do they have clearly wrong place names in the drop-down menu for their searches?
I understand that in user “trees” places may entered in such ways as:
- hancock counthy, Illinois, Pope, Arkansas, USA
- hancock counthy, Illinois City, Rock Island, Illinois, USA
- hancock counthy, Illinois, Hyde, South Dakota, USA
But to put these in the drop down menu for searches of their database? Can’t you just include “standard names?” Do we need to have every messed up location someone has entered in their tree included in this list?
Do the programmers at Ancestry.com do any research?
Some days I really wonder.