missing year of birth/death

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macalter
2011-08-02
2013-05-30
  • macalter
    macalter
    2011-08-02

    <QUOTE FROM AVATAR 2009-04-23 12:22:13 EDT>
    If you have all of your dates as YYYYMMDD , what should you put in when you do not know the year?
    underlines _____MMDD

    I found this noted in one of my records and am raising a question again:

    I used this method and am now using GEDitCOM to verify dates. (Found lots of mistakes) I'm assuming without a year for parent(s) birth/death, errors will be generated for birth of children and I can ignore them once I know the year is missing for either birth or death of parent. There's not always enough data to estimate the year when only date & month have been sourced.

     
  • Gerry Kroll
    Gerry Kroll
    2011-08-03

    A date without a year is completely useless.  I'd leave the date out altogether, and add the month and year in the text of a Note.

     
  • Gerry Kroll
    Gerry Kroll
    2011-08-07

    "month and year" should, of course, be "month and day".  (I wish we had the ability to edit our own posts!!)