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From: Kimberly Spangrude <>
Subject: [PaOldC] Happy 01-01-11,or if you are a Quaker still using the Julian Calendar, Happy 11-01-10!
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2011 13:40:20 -0700
My 5th or 6th cousin Susan Rosine shared a really interesting insight today on Facebook, about today's date - 01-01-11 - and I decided to pass it on to my Townsend, Quaker and Philadelphia, Pa. researchers. Here it is:
Happy New Year to all!
Kim Townsend Spangrude
Happy 01-01-11. Or, as many of my fellow genealogists know, before 1752, using the old calendar, today would be 11-01-10. Of course, in Europe, and in genealogy, generally the day is first, then the month. So you get either 01-01-11 or 01-11-10.
OLD STYLE & NEW STYLE DATES FOR THE QUAKER CALENDAR
You are probably familiar with the change from the Julian to the Gregorian
calendar in 1752/53. Because of the Quaker custom of not using standard
names for months there is some modern confusion when refering to pre-1752
Quaker records. The following table should be of assistance.
OLD STYLE NEW STYLE
(Before 1753 the QUAKER (After Jan 1, 1753)
March (before 1753) 1st Month January (after 1753)
April 2nd Month February
May 3rd Month March
June 4th Month April
July 5th Month May
August 6th Month June
September 7th Month July
October 8th Month August
November 9th Month September
December 10th Month October
January 11th Month November
February 12th Month December
> From: (Barbara R. Tysinger)
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