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USA prior to 1776

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Re: USA prior to 1776

Posted: 28 Sep 2012 9:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Oct 2012 5:43AM GMT
I do not know why geneologist, including professionals maintain this convention. Folkes! The United States, as such, are not even a dream much prior to 1776. This is why you have a Continental Congress prior to the Constitution. The exact date at which the former British Colonies of America become the United States of America is even in debate. Some, probably the majority, date it to the Declaration of Independence, others contend the adoption by Congress of the Constitution, others not until it is ratified by the states in 1789. I am sorry, my ancestors came to a specific colony in America. I simply use the colony name, i.e., Massachusetts Colony, Georgia Colony, until dates posted after Jul 1776. Just makes sense.
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rmwolfe27 12 Mar 2005 5:34AM GMT 
Ted Pack 30 Mar 2005 8:23PM GMT 
WmRHIPPENSTEE... 28 Sep 2012 3:43PM GMT 
achalut 27 Oct 2012 12:37AM GMT 
K956999 3 Nov 2012 2:24PM GMT 
CaerSaoirse 29 Oct 2012 7:16PM GMT 
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