Location or Place Names are clearly important in our research. Having the ability to look at your genealogy application and see who had an event in that location.
The question here is:
What if the Place Name that you want to enter into your file is a Historical Place Name?
My ancestors came into Maryland. At the time the area was made up of Parishes. After the revolutionary was, the parish names went away and were replaces by counties. Over time, even those jurisdiction names changed as the boundary lines changed.
The issue that I have is some tools that use a mapping feature, where you can see, visually on a map, who had an event in a specific location.
I record what I see, for place names, and document where that place name came from in a citation.
However, the mapping feature may not know that "parish" name but I want to take advantage of that feature and to be able to generate a report of everyone who lived in that area or had an event there.
Knowing the Current Place Name, and with some features of various mapping websites, over laying the old name with the current name, I will enter the Current Place Name as well. A Source and Citation has to be created to let the reader know that the 'current name' is not the name at the time of the event.
Some of the mapping websites, genealogical societies, and historical websites may have information on when the jurisdiction lines changed, based on a date.