I Think that places in genealogy only can be seen in connection with the date
of a respective event, because things are changing over time. Changes in
political structures as mentioned are not the only challenge. If you have a
look at the mid of Europe places belonged to 5 countries over the time. My
idea is to show the actual situation and save the history as notes.
My father and I were born in London, UK - many places that were once
outside London have been swallowed up, so I have quite a few duplicate
names for the same place, for example Lambeth Surrey and Lambeth London.
I'm inclined to keep these as that's how they would appear on the
records at the time, and I know they're due to boundary changes.
But am I creating problems for anyone trying to use my family trees in
the future, who may not realise what's happened?
I imagine many others from cities have similar problems, so what have
you decided to do?