What is the proper style for Virginia in 1768?

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I'm trying to find the proper syle for Virginia but don't see, off hand, where it's listed.  While I'm at it, what's the name for New Jersey?
WikiTree profile: George Levingston
asked in Genealogy Help by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (364k points)
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for Place Names of areas now USA & Canada, see https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:North_American_Place_Names - from https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/613838/north-american-place-names-updated

For Virginia specifically, see also https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Virginia%20Place%20Names (but the short answer is 1768 would be Colony of Virginia - 4 July 1776 and after would be Virginia, USA)

answered by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (290k points)
selected by Richard Devlin
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Colony of Virginia (or Virginia Colony), Province of New Jersey
answered by Chase Ashley G2G6 Mach 8 (87.8k points)
Thank you.  BTW, where do I find the information documented?

I just looked at the wikipedia articles on Virginia and New Jersey. I am not aware of any official wikitree list.

There is a spread sheet that a group of people have been working on for all the U.S. States names by date. I tried to find it in G2G but couldn't locate it. Maybe some one else can find it.
Try looking under [[Category:Virginia]].  The first line shows the link to Preceded by [[Category:Virginia Colony]].

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