I'm going through my locations and correcting them before RM8 is released.
I currently have a whole lot of Quebec ancestors and I'd like some feedback and ideas on what would be the "proper" way to record the location. For instance, I have Ambroise Samson baptized at St Joseph de la Pointe Levy, Lauzon, Quebec, Canada; where "St Joseph de la Pointe Levy" is the parish and the remainder the location (more on this later.)
So, what are people doing with parish names? Are you putting those in the Place Details field?
And now, the rest of the location. Since the baptism occurred in 1701, the country is obviously wrong, it should be New France and not Canada.
In 1701 "Canada" was a colony of New France, and "Quebec" was a district of Canada.
I guess that I could still use Lauzon because the parish was located in the seignory of Lauzon.
So should the location be:
Place: Lauzon, Quebec, Colony of Canada, New France
Place Details: St Joseph de la Pointe Levy Parish
I'm still trying to sort out all of the geographical name changes in Canada (New France to British North America; province of Quebec splits into Upper and Lower Canada, which in turn unify into the United Province of Canada with Canada East and Canada West) Finally, the Canadian Confederation in 1867 with Ontario and Quebec.
Are all of these name changes detailed in one place that anyone can point me to?