Guide: How to Add a Missing Place to Ancestorian

1.) Visit the Search Places page

In the main (black background) menu bar, select:
Places → Search Places

2.) Search for a Place

In this example, we have searched for ‘Fakeville’

Fakeville is not found in Ancestorian so we need to add it.

3.) Use the 'Add Your Place to Ancestorian' Button

At the bottom part of the screen, use the huge green button to add your missing place to Ancestorian.

A dialog box appears and and asks if this is the full place name. It is not... so we really need to fix it. Click the red button in the dialog to cancel the adding of the place. Wer will correctly fill out the full name and click the green button again.

If you are unsure about how place names should be correctly formatted, please refer to our Place Naming Conventions page. The rules there ensure the most robust interoperability of place names in Ancestorian with other Internet services such as Google maps and Wikipedia.
It also makes your family history research much tidier if you use consistent naming conventions throughout your work.

4.) Correct Full Place Name and Add with Button

We have corrected Fakeville to now include the state/region and country separated by commas as per generalised place naming conventions used throughout the world and internet services.

Now that we have the correct details of 'Fakeville, New South Wales, Australia' we can confirm by clicking the 'Yes' Add it to Ancestorian' button.

5.) Your Missing Place was Added

Voila, your missing place has been added to Ancestorian. You have been registered to it as a researcher of that place and can now also be found by other users who research the same place.

What's more, other users of Ancestorian can now also register themselves as researchers of the newly created place.

You can see that the place has been added and a place page has been created in the small table beneath the green button you used to add it. Also, you can see and change the public/private status.

If you want to view the newly created place page, you can click the place name link.

6.) Go and View the new Place page

There are very powerful features available from place pages on Ancestorian.

Read about them in our 'What You Can Do on a Place Page' guide.