I would know if there is any easy way to track the differences between towns and parishes.
I explain it better: I got some people born in a municipality, but register on a parish of another one, because this parish has his oversight on a territory that extends the municipality where it is locate.
Then is there a way to track both the information? I would have two fields, for instance for birth event, one for the physical location with the municipality (usually with indication of the physical address of the house) and one with the parish. Is it possible?
Moreover, is there a way to track the information about the historical name of the town? Now I am inserting just the current name, but not the fact that in that specific year the Nation was different or part of another county. Is there a way to track also this?
Thanks for your suggestions on this!
1. I'm using the place record to store the address of the house where the person is born and add a source record where I store the parish information.
2. Do you know
? It contains all historical information for places. There is a webtrees module to integrate GOV.
The GOV module should work with 2.0.3 (it may require minor adjustments). The changes in 2.0.3 will affect other of my custom modules though. We probably should resolve these issues after the next release, the important thing in my opinion is to have a proper long-term solution, addressing in which ways custom modules are allowed to affect 'core' functionality.
Regarding the original question: I use the PLAC record of christening/baptism events to store the parish. So I usually have a BIRT event with the actual location of the birth, and a CHR event with the parish as an administrative place.
webtrees 2.0.6 at
Vesta custom modules (Classic Look & Feel, Gov4Webtrees, Shared Places, Extended Relationships) available at
> Regarding the original question: I use the PLAC record of christening/baptism events to store the parish. So I usually have a BIRT event with the actual location of the birth, and a CHR event with the parish as an administrative place.
I would prefer this version instead of the source, in order to have a view on the person about the two geographical places.
Sources could be different because usually I got the birth both from military record (with the real physical location of the municipality) and birth certificate from the church for marriage (with the indication of the parish located in another municipality).
I am curious about the GOV module and I will investigate it.