Why do we need locations?

We need locations to identify, for example, a persons place of birth, place of death or abode. 

What is a location?

A location is a unique record stored within the database in a hierarchical structure.

For example Prescot has the unique identification number 37788 and is classified as a township.  In turn we know that Prescot belongs to Lancashire and Lancashre as we know is part of England giving.

Location types