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Online Volunteer Opportunity: Help Improve Place-Names


Sometimes all you need to help others with family history is a computer, a few minutes, and an internet search engine.

Over the last month and a half, over 230,000 volunteers have been using a new, super simple volunteer tool on FamilySearch.org to help improve place-names in the FamilySearch Family Tree.

After a recent update, the improve place-names tool now lets you select specific countries you would like to work on, allowing you to focus on countries you are most familiar with. You can also change place information when it is slightly incorrect to get an updated list of possible standards.

The new tool is available on both desktop and mobile and allows you to improve place-names by matching them with a standard place that can be recognized by a map.