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What is this town in Macedonia, Greece?

I am not an expert on Macedonian place names or history but from Macedonian Village Names THE NAMES OF 804 MACEDONIAN VILLAGES IN AEGEAN MACEDONIA, occupied by Greece in 1912, that have ...
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Identifying 1910 Russian Town Name "Swel"

I think it is Новоград-Волинський, which is transliterated as Novohrad-Volyns'kyi, Novograd-Volinskiy, etc. and is also known as Zhvil, Zvil, etc. This is in the Zhytomyr Oblast in northern Ukraine. ...
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Is there any place like "Wertinberge" in Germany?

I read Woitimberge or Wertimberge here. Both are not place names. I guess the census taker did not understand the place name correctly and spelling the place name might also be influenced from local ...
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Reading city name in Eastern Europe on passport from around 1900?

Not sure about the town, but the locality is "pow. Kamień Koszyrski" - powiat Kamień Koszyrski. Here's the list of "powiaty" (counties) in 2nd Polish Republic (1918-1939) : https://pl.wikipedia.org/...
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Which UK county type to use for data entry: historic, ceremonial, registration, or administrative?

Which county? I would suggest that deciding to align to what 'typical genealogists' do is not a good idea if it works counter to (a) your software or (b) your immediate intended audience. (Emphasis on ...
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What is this city name in this passenger list from Russia/Poland in late 19th/early 20th century?

The first letter looks like a 'C' and is not very different from the C in Chicago on line 7 or in Cleveland on line 11 (both in column of final destination). The second letter puzzled me first but ...
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Identifying Mignovich village in Russia/Belarus?

I took a look at the Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich (Geographic Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and Other Slavic Countries) to see if I could find a town ...
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Where is the farm/hamlet of Barah in 1820s North Cornwall?

A potential answer from communication with the volunteer for this parish at Cornwall Online Parish Clerks: 'Barah' is likely a small farm adjacent to Headon Barrow in Jacobstow parish. The barrow ...
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Standardizing place names when city sprawls across county borders?

Your last paragraph about records just about answered your own question. As you say, county records and records with street addresses give you the county. Therefore, if you only have records that ...
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Which UK county type to use for data entry: historic, ceremonial, registration, or administrative?

There are policies on this subject in some areas related to genealogy. The General Register Office have rules for UK civil registration that require all registrations to show place names (and ...
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Which UK county type to use for data entry: historic, ceremonial, registration, or administrative?

To answer this question, I have to ask another one: how can we define "most genealogists"? Another thing to consider is how you are going to make use of the place data when you see it in your family ...
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Where was BurÿHaüs near 1663 Breitau?

This reads like "Breyttauw" to me, so it seems to be a historic spelling of Breitau. The second instance of the name is a bit clearer.
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Specifying a Place Name in US With Regard to Time Frame

I have no idea if there is a standard about when to use "USA" (or expansion thereof) - if there is, I suspect it's fairly localised. That means, I believe, that I have to fall back on logic -...
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Finding place named St Lagille, France in 1914?

OK, this is too long for a comment, but isn't yet an answer. More documenting a search. The Father-in-Law, Julien Paudois, actually lived (and died) in Lacordaire, Saskatchewan. His grave is on ...
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Standardizing place names when city sprawls across county borders?

Having commented, I probably should put my money where my mouth is and describe my solution - unfortunately for general applicability, as a UK based genealogist, I have only noticed one such place in ...
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Where was Mishaf, Russia-Poland?

Mishaf is an anglicization of Michov (they are identical when said with the applicable accent), which is the Yiddish name for the town of Michów, about 75mi SE of Warsaw. When he was born, it was in ...
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Where was Shankston in Ayr in 1868?

Looking on the National Library of Scotland's online collection of Ordnance Survey maps, I found the following sheet in the 25 inch to the mile, 1st edition of the Ordnance Survey of Scotland, 1855-...
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Where is Stofano, Poland?

I'm afraid ou'll need more details than that to get a useful guess. I'm a native Polish speaker, and "Stefanów" could sound like "Stofano" to an English speaker. However, "...
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Where would this town/area be located in Poland, today?

OpenStreetMap and its search function is your friend here. You'd also want to tell us from which doccument you got those names, so we can help interpret what they mean, and maybe know how they are ...
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Standardizing place names when city sprawls across county borders?

It sounds as though the question is: when a city crosses county lines, which county should one choose as for the "standard" place name for that city? If so, I think (and as @Ikessler implies), you ...
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Standardizing place names when city sprawls across county borders?

Since I now live and work in England I do not know all that much about modern American records. Given that I also very rarely work on records which are less than a hundred years old and are far more ...
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Finding place named St Lagille, France in 1914?

The FamilySearch Research Wiki article France Gazetteers refers the reader to an online gazetteer at France Gen Web. The FamilySearch Research Wiki article also lists several references that are at ...
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Finding place named St Lagille, France in 1914?

Based on sempaiscuba's answer, Julien PAUDOIS is most likely: Julien Joseph Emile PAUDOIS, born in Saint-Mars-la-Jaille (probably what was later turned into "Saint Lagille", as it sounds ...
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Where was Mishaf, Russia-Poland?

As you have discovered, it can be tricky to find a person's origin if you only have one document. Your first step should be to find more documents in the US to see if you can get more information. ...
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Where was Kolashine, Russia?

Phonetically, my immediate guess was Kalyazin in Tver' oblast, Russia. (However this town is north of Moscow and not very close to Poland.)
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Where was Kolashine, Russia?

Maybeit is Kaluszyn, near Warsaw
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