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Scandinavian Parish Place Names

Purpose[edit | edit source]

In each Scandinavian parish page is a section for Place Names (sometimes Street Names if it's a big city, and Farm Names if in Norway). Frequently, the place names within that parish are just listed together in a continuous paragraph, which makes it a bit inconvenient to quickly locate your place name. Adjusting these lists of parish place names will help the researcher more quickly locate their ancestors' place they lived within this parish, and its spelling.

Contact[edit | edit source]

Amber Larsen

Task List[edit | edit source]

Task List

Instructions[edit | edit source]

Step 1 - Pick a set of Parishes[edit | edit source]

1. Go to the Task List and sign up for a span of wiki pages to fix.

2. Go to the first parish page in your respective span of pages.

Step 2 - Organize Place Names[edit | edit source]

3. Locate the Place Names section of the parish page (if in a big city, Street Names, and if in Norway, Farm Names).

  • If the section is blank/has no content, move on to the next parish.
  • If the section has already been organized after the example below, move on to the next parish.


4. If the list of place names in the section is in a running paragraph form, separate out alphabetically, giving each letter of the alphabet its own paragraph. One way to do this is to separate each paragraph by inserting two <br>'s, creating one blank space between each paragraph.

EXAMPLE:

BEFORE

Apperup, Boderne, Borsholm, Bøgeholm Sø, Ellekilde, Ellekilde Hage, Hammermølle Skov, Havreholm, Hellebæk, Hellebæk Avlsgaard, Hellebækgaard, Holmene, Horneby, Højgaard, Julebæk, Kohave, Kysthjemmet, Majorgaarden, Montebello, Nordskovgaard, Ny Apperup, Ny Hellebæk, Nygaard, Nørregaard, Odinshøj, Rosendal, Sante, Skibstrup, Skibstrup Overdrev, Skindersø, Skæftergaard, Stenstrup, Teglstrup Hegn, Ålsgaarde

FIXED CODE

Apperup, <br><br>Boderne, Borsholm, Bøgeholm Sø, <br><br>Ellekilde, Ellekilde Hage, <br><br>Hammermølle Skov, Havreholm, Hellebæk, Hellebæk Avlsgaard, Hellebækgaard, Holmene, Horneby, Højgaard, <br><br>Julebæk, <br><br>Kohave, Kysthjemmet, <br><br>Majorgaarden, Montebello, <br><br>Nordskovgaard, Ny Apperup, Ny Hellebæk, Nygaard, Nørregaard, <br><br>Odinshøj, <br><br>Rosendal, <br><br>Sante, Skibstrup, Skibstrup Overdrev, Skindersø, Skæftergaard, Stenstrup, <br><br>Teglstrup Hegn, <br><br>Ålsgaarde


AFTER

Apperup,

Boderne, Borsholm, Bøgeholm Sø,

Ellekilde, Ellekilde Hage,

Hammermølle Skov, Havreholm, Hellebæk, Hellebæk Avlsgaard, Hellebækgaard, Holmene, Horneby, Højgaard,

Julebæk,

Kohave, Kysthjemmet,

Majorgaarden, Montebello,

Nordskovgaard, Ny Apperup, Ny Hellebæk, Nygaard, Nørregaard,

Odinshøj,

Rosendal, Sante, Skibstrup, Skibstrup Overdrev, Skindersø, Skæftergaard, Stenstrup,

Teglstrup Hegn,

Ålsgaarde


Step 3 - Clarifications for Norway and Sweden[edit | edit source]

5. Norway: If working in Norwegian parishes, the Farm Names category often includes a number in front of every farm name. Always keep the number with its respective farm name. Continue organizing the farm names by alphabet as shown above.

  • FYI: Occasionally there will be additional content underneath the Farm Names list at the top. Please do not modify any content other than the first farm names paragraph of the section.


6. Sweden: Many parish pages in Sweden have already been alphabetized and given their own section, however there are some that are still missing that blank space between each paragraph. Please use the 2 <br>'s to create a space between the paragraphs for each letter of the alphabet, as shown above.


If there is a problem or a question about any of these parishes, email amberlarsen@familysearch.org with the parish information or contact through Yammer.

Examples of Fixed Pages[edit | edit source]