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Ask Ancestry Anne: How Can I Remove the Country from Places in Family Tree Maker?

Question: How do you configure FTM 2012 so that it does not show “USA” in the place names?

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Answer: When you are in Family Tree Maker 2012, you start by selecting Tools and then Options

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In the bottom right hand corner, you will see the Place Options section:

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Make sure that you have a check next to “Check place authority when entering place names” and then select the country your ancestors are from.  I assume that all of my ancestors are mostly from the USA, so I don’t need to see that in every place.

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Now when I look at places, I will see, for example, Virginia instead of Virginia, USA.  It’s a little bit shorter and easier to read.

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Happy Searching!

— Ancestry Anne