Thomas_Lerman wrote:I have heard rumor about cemetery names being allowed in place-names. I would hope we would not go down that road. If cemetery names are allowed for burial . . . Why not hospitals for birth or death? What about churches for marriages? What about nursing homes for death? Oh yes, some are born at home with a midwife so addresses too! And what about those that got married in their backyard or a park, should addresses be valid too? Okay, so I am being a little facetious!
You got it right about cemetery names - it is already recognized and accepted in Utah alone. Can't have double standard when it comes to not allowing it out of state so I got the go ahead to compile lists of cemeteries associated with specific localities.
Can you fathom trying to find the name of cemetery in pages and pages of notes? (check out John Young entry in newFamily Search - last time I counted, at least 30 pages of notes and in one of the pages had the name of cemetery.
There is a limit to certain localities - allowed: name of specific cemetery & name of parish church (it is already in IGI so can't rule them out).
But European localities pose a bigger problem - what do you do with 16 places named Berg in Bayern alone? The only way to identify correct Berg is the use of bezirkamt names. In Bayern Bezirkants are like counties in United States. This is also shown in FHLC, too. Baden and Wuerttemberg use "Oberamt", again a county level designation, too. The rest of Germany use "Kreis" as county designation.
The other tricky problem - When does it cease to be Preussen and be Germany? It would be 22 March 1871 but for the sake of clairty, the change date is end of 1872 per already established standard for Temple submissions.
What's worse? 1918 changeover and again 1947 changeover. Should the dates correspond to the time of the soverignity? Posen is a good example. It underwent 9 different changes since 1815.
What I did with my folks in Britten, Germany - I follow Preussen until 1872, then change to Germany. Saarland is not used until 1947. Saarland was an independent nation 1947 to 1957.
Britten, Merzig, Rheinland, Preussen, to 1872
Britten, Merzig, Rheinland, Germany, to 1947, French protectorate notwithstanding
Britten, Merzig, Saarland, to 1 Jan 1957
Britten, Merzig, Saarland, Germany, to present
now back to cemeteries - Salt Lake City alone has 15 cemeteries in all using Salt Lake City as the local address...
1. Fort Douglas Military
2. Mount Olivet
3. Mount Calvary Catholic
4. Salt Lake City
5. Congregational Montefiore
6. Congregational B'Nai Israel
7. Congregational Sharey Tzedick
8. Kimball-Whitney Family
9. Brigham Young Pioneer Memorial
10. Pioneer Cemetery (at This is the Place Park)
11. Larkin Sunset Gardens
12. Wasatch Lawn (I checkedwith them)
13. Huffaker Family
14. Elysian Burial Garden
15. Salt Lake Mausoleum
Sandy alone has 3 cemeteries - Sandy City, Larkin Sunset Lawn and Crescent City. South Jordan has 2 now - South Jordan and Wasatch Lawn South.
Buffalo New York has the worst of all - at least 10 major cemeteries right next to each other with each has own records.