Do some of your ancestors have double dates? Double Dating in records explained....

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asked in The Tree House by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (547k points)
I find it unfortunate that WikiTree does not accept double dates.

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my favorite explanation is this one: Sue Roe's The Problem of Dates

WikiTree guidelines say to use the second date in a field that can only handle four digits:

Here is a simple rule of thumb for the most common case: If you see a date from the 1600s or 1700s that has a slash in it, e.g. 1718/19, use the later of the two dates, e.g. 1719.  ~

answered by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (308k points)

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