Guide: Manage Places You Research

1.) Visit the Manage Places You Research page

In the main (black background) menu bar, select:
Your Ancestorian → Manage Places you Research

Like on nearly all listing pages on Ancestorian, you can use the 'Filter results' box or click on column headers to sort the table to suit your needs.

The table shows the place name (linked to place page), how many times it is mentioned in your research (if it came from a GEDCOM import), details of GEDCOMs  it appeared in, a toggle to make public/private and a button to remove it from your researched places list.

2.) Make a Researched Place public

If you click on the currently grey toggle next to a place name, you can make the place public or private.

When a place is private (grey) only you know that you are researching the place or have expertise and knowledge here.

If you want to allow others to find and contact you based on this place, click the toggle and it will go blue and therefore, public.

3.) Make all visible places public

If you want to make all of the places that are showing in the current list view public, you can use the toggle above the table to do this. You may have to click twice, first to make all private then again to make all public.

This is especially helpful if you have used the list filtering and sorting options.

4.) Remove a place from your research interests

If you no longer want to be connected to a place, just click the red 'remove' button next to the place name.

This removes the place from  your research interests but, naturally, leaves the place in Ancestorian so that others using it or researching there can continue to do so.

No surname or place on Ancestorian is unique to you. All places and surnames are shared with the whole site... you are merely able to link yourself to them as a researcher. Don't ever be concerned that removing a place or surname somehow deletes it from Ancestorian altogether.