The above template is generally all that is needed on the editable part of a category page for "Born in Somesuch County, Mystate" in the United States (and see below for other American countries). Just type or paste this:

{{Born in US|Somesuch County|Mystate}} or {{b-us|Somesuch County|Mystate}}

(with appropriate local variations for county/borough/parish and state).

Replace "Born" with "Resided" for another whole subset of templated categories, e.g. Template:r-us. Replace "Born in" with "Families of" for another subset, e.g. Template:f-us.

However, for categories that do not clearly include birth or residence, such as "Married in", "Died in", "Businesses in", "Cemeteries in", and so on, please make the following substitution: remove the "{{trywp|Category:People from {{{1}}}, {{{2}}}}}" but replace it with a similar expression if Wikipedia or Commons has equivalents.

The template is adaptable for Canada and for any province or state or even city of any North or South American country, possibly using separate templates for each such country so that local variations of page naming can be accommodated (for example, so that the name of the country can be appended to the introductory sentence if it is not in the page name). Note the small coding differences between this and Template:Born in UK, where the county page name does not include the state.

This should be the "model" for improvements to other templates for the Americas such as "Resided in ...", "Cemeteries in", and "Maps of". See Category talk:County navigation templates for lists. If changing one of them, please see whether the same improvement could be noted on that talk page and made here so as to flow through to others.

The corresponding template for Europe is the very first of this set: Template:Born in UK. We try to add improvements to this and to it as models for the series for each continent.

Other continents may use one of these if appropriate but may need a different navbox template.