Naming conventions: Monarchs of France

Started by Erica Howton on Thursday, January 6, 2011
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1/6/2011 at 7:42 AM

Would someone be kind enough to provide a guideline for Kings, Queens and Emperors (the Bonapartes) of France, approx 843-1870?

Appropriate citation needed.

Available fields:

First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Maiden Name
Display Name
Nickname [to be relabeled 'also known as']
Birth name [to be added; use in "about me" in the meantime]
Prefix [to be added; use in "about me" in the meantime]

1/6/2011 at 7:44 AM

WeRelate has one rule for this, follow the namegiving in the english wikipedia

1/6/2011 at 7:47 AM

Good! Can you give a reference, a citation and a couple of examples? And shouldn't it be fr. wikipedia?

1/6/2011 at 9:31 AM

Geni is a site with the database in the english language, so it is only thye english wikipedia that counts.
Rodovid started at first a database with multilinguality but went stuck on the the russian language, japanese language, hebrew language and way of writing. So they made 19 connected databases for every language 1.
But it doesn't work because the search engine doesn't recognise the same person in an other language.
Also Gedcom upload must be halted, because it wasn't possible to upload to a special language.

It is my opinion that there only a few really good working genealogist who are researching themselves the sources for medieval people.
For that reason Geni should refuse to edit medieval people by everyone. There must be curators for the different area and periods who only has the right to work in medieval. Other users are only allowed to propose these curator to add or to change info and profiles. Thousand of peoples don't know to do better thingsd than to copy all the mistakes others did publish on the internet. Nice for that people but a disaster for the database of Geni !

1/6/2011 at 9:52 AM

Yes, we curators break ourselves out by historical period, and our medievalists cultivate and work with those who understand the conventions for names, good sources, etc. They had to work very hard to fix the database.

We've disabled GEDCOM upload for now and you are quite correct, that's where a lot of errors occurred.

Interesting story about Rodovid's experience. You know about the "translation" project here on Geni? Apparently it's been quite successful. Doesn't quite solve the naming conventions issue though particularly for Royal ancestry / emigrants.

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