Suggestion 851 GEDCOM uncleaned Interpret date

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Description of Warning - 851: GEDCOM uncleaned Interpret date

This warning shows GEDCOM import text which states the date can't be used, which may appear like: Could not interpret date in Birth Date (8 Feb 1651-8 Feb 1652). If the date is not in a date field, add it and remove the GEDCOM text.

Content of info column: Line with the date that wasn't used.


Suggestion 851 GEDCOM uncleaned Interpret date
Play the Suggestion 851 GEDCOM uncleaned Interpret date.

Possible Causes

use of nonstandard date format.

Action Steps

Check if the date was already added to the profile. If not, add it to appropriate field. And then delete this line from biography. Delete it also if there is no useful date in it.

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Bio is checked for phrase "Could not interpret date in ".

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Would be nice if the checker detected WFT on a date like this and gave slightly different error noting:

Alfred Turner, September 1, 1999, at http://www.genealogy.com/forum/general/topics/gen/1689/:

Actually, it is an estimated date or range of dates provided by a World Family Tree algorithm used in cases where the submitter did not provide a date. It is used to satisfy the database requirements of the World Family Tree Project has no basis in fact. For genealogical purposes it is best to ignore these computer assigned WFT dates.
posted by William Foster Jr
Can you provide an example of such date?
posted by Aleš Trtnik

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