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Previous names of locations

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Previous names of locations

Posted: 1565754258000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1565754302000
Hello,
What is the best way to identify a location if it was named something different than the modern name at the time the person lived? Should I use the old name or the modern name? Specifically, I am citing material from city records about an ancestor who lived in New York back when it was a Dutch colony known as New Amsterdam. Is there an accepted practice in such a situation or advantages in doing it one way over the other? Thanks!
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