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For questions about ancestors and records in the USA. This includes previous political entities within the geographical boundaries of the present-day USA, such as the relevant European colonies. Also tag the state if the question is specific to that state.

The United States of America, commonly called the United States (abbreviated US or USA) is a country in the continent of North America.

Use for questions relating to ancestors living or visiting the USA, and records originating in the USA. This includes previous political entities within the geographical boundaries of the present day USA, such as the relevant European colonies.

Also tag the state if the question pertains specifically to that state. The 50 states of the USA (and state tags that currently exist) are:

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