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User:Rtol has progressed the genealogy of the Netherlands to the stage of having "Born in" categories that are linked from Wikipedia. Seems to me it's time to have our own pages for the dozen provinces and maybe even as many of the 400-odd municipalities.

Wikipedia pages worth noting

Place page names

Some of us like to have the country name added to all place page names. Wikipedia generally doesn't include it unless there is ambiguity. Copying from Wikipedia is much easier if we use exactly the same page names. Any opinions?

Page structure

We can copy Wikipedia's pages exactly at first, as has been done for most English-speaking places that we have. Infoboxes would then want more emphasis on genealogical matters and less on current political leaders and highest points, for example.

"County" series of pages

We already have such pages (particularly categories using templates, such as Template:b-uk, and the main navigation boxes, such as Template:Navbox county-uk) for other countries in Europe. Easy to extend to Netherlands provinces and municipalities. Desirable to sort out the naming conventions first.

Historical subdivisions


Robin Patterson (Talk) 23:35, 19 January 2009 (UTC)