Several people in a GEDCOM import have the notation that a date could not be interpreted. What is the correct format?

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in Genealogy Help by George Grazier G2G Crew (870 points)
edited by Chris Whitten
Often (and I don't really know) the imported file will have a date such as 1614/1615 or 1614/5, indicating old and new style. The wiki machine can't read this number so it drops off the last portion and posts a note about it can't interpret the number.

In reality, the new style date always takes the later year because the change involved both skipping over eleven days and changing new year's day from Mar 20 to Jan 1.

We should just bite the bullet and accept the second year and forget about the difference, but for some reason there is resistance to this.  IMHO.

2 Answers

+3 votes
There is a list of accepted date formats on this help page: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Date_Fields#Input_Formats
by Lianne Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (420k points)
+1 vote
I've bitten Tom's bullet.

However, I have a standard note which I copy and paste identifying that I have done it.
by Steve Bartlett G2G6 Mach 1 (17.7k points)

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