When does pre-1500s certification kick in?

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So, does pre-1500s certification kick in based on the birthdate? Say, if someone was born in 1599, does working on that profile now require the certification? Just wondering what the cutoff was for that. (I guess the same question could be asked about pre-1700s certification.) Thanks!
in WikiTree Help by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
recategorized by Jillaine Smith

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My understanding is that the cut-off is driven by the birth date.
by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (630k points)
selected by Robin Lee
Figured so, but wanted to make sure. Thanks Lynda!
Correct except for the qualifying dates. Pre-1500 means born 1499 and earlier, just as pre-1700 is based on being born 1699 and earlier.
Good catch. Brain not working! (A usual occurrence!)
I know the feeling, Pip. I had to re-write that three times for the sentences to make sense. Grammar is not my friend today.
Robin, Thanks for the best answer star.
Birth or death (and probably marriage) in 1499 or earlier will trigger it.

An adult with an unknown birth date and a death date in 1501 will be considered pre-1700.
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Some people have a tendency to put 1500 for profiles. It can be quite annoying. I realize pre 1500 certification is a long process and requires patience. But we do end up with many duplicates.
by Eric Daly G2G6 Mach 4 (46.3k points)

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