For people born before 1776, for place of birth, do we use the term British America?

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in WikiTree Help by Cynthia Rhine G2G Crew (340 points)

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No, we use the colony names!

See: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19msdf4uzxBiyIwCSNUBcrHt15Qp-DXpGxBYLp3YWDO0/edit#gid=1136264887

or inquire with a specific state project in United States History project. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:United_States_History
by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (727k points)
selected by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz
Ugh!  Say it aloud.  If you lived here would you say 'I live in British America?'
thanks so much!  Cynthia
I see a few errors on that spreadsheet; who owns it and is it open to suggestions/edits?
Georgia is the only one I know of that's potentially ambiguous.
Delaware used to be part of Pennsylvania.
It really helps to know the genealogy of the place you were searching .    In the early days county lines changed.  State lines changed I'm town lines were altered .
Before 1776, Maryland is "Province of Maryland."  Period.

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