The Chandler Family Association Lineages Database – Abbreviations

Location Names within CFALD are recorded at four levels – the place, the county, the state and the country. CFALD reports can contain up to three place names per individual – places of birth, marriage and death together with relevant dates. The most readable report presentation is when each person’s details are contained on one line. In most cases we are able to achieve that, by abbreviating the state and country (levels 3 and 4) using standard codes.

The links below will be helpful to those reading CFALD reports and can also be used in conjunction with the CFALD Data Entry Standards when you are preparing information to be submitted to CFALD.

Please alert Eileen if any of the links below stop working. Eileen’s email is Cl.

Place Name Abbreviations – Helpful Links

To identify the correct county for a place in the US, use
http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/townco.cgi

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Many of the Rootweb features are currently offline due to a security issue. Once the county lookup feature is re-activated, this link will be added back. For now, ask Eileen for assistance at Cl.

To identify counties within states in the US, use
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_by_U.S._state

To identify 2-character state codes in the US, use
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_state_codes

To identify 2-character province codes for Canada, use
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_subnational_postal_abbreviations

To identify 3-character Chapman codes for British counties, use
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapman_code#Country_codes

To identify 2- or 3-character Australian state codes, use
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/States_and_territories_of_Australia

(use “Postal” column)