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From: "Samuel J. Bowser" <>
Subject: Re: [MDGARRET] Recording ages on the 1850 census
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 08:29:26 -0500
There wasn't any standard that carried over from year to year.
You'll see anything, sixth's, quarters, halfs, twelveths.
Bonnie McCroby Wuensche wrote:
> In 1850, would 1/6 have been an acceptable way to record that someone was 2 months old? Does it seem that 2/12 is more clear, or are we into using the lowest common denominator? Where could I find out what the standard was?
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