Modify place jurisdictions

This windows lets you modify the standard place jurisdictions format of any Gedcom file and also align all places names existing throughout the Gedcom file to this definition.

This definition is saved in the header of the Gedcom file. It is therefore specific to each genealogy file and there is only one for each file.

If you decide to align all place names to the standard format, each place name will be modified accordingly and saved in the Gedcom file.



This panel shows the existing format at the top under "Current format". Where does this current format come from?

Under "Current format" is an indication of how many different locations are found in the Gedcom file, and how many of them are not aligned to the place jurisdiction format. A button appears on the right hand side to let you decide to convert them.

The new format is at the bottom under "New jurisdictions format". If it is different from the current format, a button will appear to let you convert from the current to the new format, by defining the mapping table of the jurisdictions. See below.

The middle part of the panel is to create a new format using the buttons

Here is how to proceed to define or change a place format.

First define the new jurisdictions format

By the way, the Empty button  Propriétés_lieux_vide.png allows you to insert an empty jurisdiction, and the reset button Propriétés_lieux_réinitialiser.png starts all over again.

The picture below shows an example when changing from the US to the French place format as an illustration.


Next provide the conversion map using the Convert button

Make sure the convert box en_file-properties-4-convert.png is checked and click on the Conversion button Propriétés_lieux_convertir.png . This will display a mapping table between the current and new format fields as per the screen below.

The screen explains what to do. It is shown below after dragging and dropping the first 4 American jurisdictions which correspond to four of the French jurisdictions.

If a new jurisdiction does not exist in the current format, it will be empty in the new location.

If a current jurisdiction does not exist in the new format, the corresponding place information will disappear after conversion and data would therefore be lost.


Once this correspondance is established, the OK button of he main panel becomes enabled. Click OK to make the place modification.

If you have changed the place format and filled in the conversion map, two situations can arise:




By clicking OK on the previous screen, Ancestris will modify all places in the Gedcom file according to the conversion map and will display the following screen.







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Created 27 November 2022 16:47:47 by frederic
Updated 24 December 2022 14:40:19 by frederic