I got an error by place name based on date. What now? [closed]

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The birth place was (1741) New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA and the death location was (1805) Arkana, Canada. I checked the location directions, and couldn't come up with any constructive changes.
WikiTree profile: Tilton Eastman
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in Policy and Style by Judy Bramlage G2G6 Pilot (110k points)
closed by Judy Bramlage

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Place/date error is probably USA did not exist in 1741.

Maybe .. Connecticut Colony, Colony of Great Britain would be a more appropriate birth place name.

by Rick Peterson G2G6 Pilot (153k points)
selected by Judy Bramlage
Got it, but left off Colony of Great Britain.
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In addition to USA not existing until 1776, where is Arkana, Canada? Canada is a big place and didn't exactly exist as "Canada" in 1805. You would need the specific colony that contains Arkana.
by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (424k points)
Just looked at the profile but it doesn't have Arkana listed.
I have no idea. That was all I had. I will have to do some more research.
It was in the Other Tilton Eastman and I've made a note to that effect until I can do the research needed to better locate the location.
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"Colony of Great Britain" is not a place name and should not be included in the data field. The location should be New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony (or Colony of Connecticut if you prefer)
by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
Connecticut Colony was used for the birth time,

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jlRaiRtaMEpsPdeuRLS2ids4HAXJyGVCKiQyEMh4NNE/edit#gid=667189750

is what I use - if where that is later was not Connecticut then you can see what to use for where - when
Thanks for the link, Navarro.

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