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I created a page about Mulsum 'Mulsum, Germany' a while back and explained that there are two (There may actually be three) viliages with this name. I gave information about each and added map images. I see that it has been repaced wiht a copy and paste from Wikipedia which does not mention the Mulsum from which my relatives come. Now all my relatives are linked in the templates to the wrong location. 

Anyone have any thoughts on how I can clean this up? I don't want to simply 'undo' it in the history if it was done for a specific reason.

Thanks Lanica (talk) 18:21, June 13, 2014 (UTC)

Our standard authority for place names is Wikipedia. If you want to talk about a place which does not have a Wikipedia page, you have to create a name to refer to it which does not occur in Wikipedia. Where is the "Mulsum" that you don't have located? Have you checked the German version of Wikipedia? Thurstan (talk) 20:38, June 13, 2014 (UTC)
The problem is that if we have one page serving two locations, it just perpetuates the confusion. My suggested solution: I have created Mulsum (disambiguation) and Mulsum, Kutenholz, and moved your material into the latter. You might like to tweak these pages. Both Mulsum and Mulsum, Kutenholz should have a "hatnote" pointing to the disambiguation page, but I have run out of time just now. You presumably want to edit your relatives to link to the new page. Thurstan (talk) 22:32, June 13, 2014 (UTC)
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