Am I doing something wrong by categorizing the 13 colonies as Colonial America, and Massachusetts Bay Colony?

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Because, none of them seem to be showing up as a category.  Also: Middex, Massachusetts Bay Colony is showing up under the England Project.  Should it be showing up under England?  These don't seem to be working properly or at least not how I thought they should be showing up. They seem to be categorizing under the county otherwise.  I'm confused! Hope I am saying all of this correctly so all of you understand.  See Profiles:

[[Wheat-402|Hannah Wheat]] and [[Wheeler-1416|John Wheeler]].
WikiTree profile: Hannah Stratton
in Genealogy Help by Barbara Jean Duren G2G5 (5.1k points)

Hi Barbara

There isn't a category for Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

You added Hannah to Category: Middlesex which is the category for Middlesex, an historic county in southeast England,which is part of the England Project. 

Here are links to:


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Category: Concord, Massachusetts is the one you want for Hannah.

To search for categories go here:

Always place the person profile in the most local, or lowest, place in the hierarchy.
by Sandi Wiggins G2G6 Mach 7 (70.7k points)
The style guide states profiles should be categorized IAW the timeframe they lived. Concord, Massachusetts did not exist during Colonial times. Why the Massachusetts Bay Colony is showing ul under England is a differeny issue... Technically, The United States of America did not exist - this could be why.
Thanks for pointing Concord out! (I was going by the profile.) Once one does know the historically correct name of a place, they can look it up to find the correct category description.

The category name for the Massachusetts county is:

Category: Middlesex County, Massachusetts
And see a related discussion here:

I'm no expert on Massachusetts' place name historical development.

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