Place Clean and <brackets>

When using Place Clean there is a box for "Replace :
What are the brackets for?

Thanks Larry

Computer generated place names would often have < brackets > around the name. FamilySearch’s older Ancestral File and Pedigree Resource File were great examples of doing this. If someone downloaded a GEDCOM from these collections they would have the brackets around estimated place names. If a user still has these computer generated place names in their database they can use PlaceClean to remove them and add what they wish to the name. I replaced my estimated place names to “of,” so < New York, United States > became “of, New York, United States”.


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