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From: Hal Whitmore <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Say . . .
Date: Tue, 08 May 2001 10:00:29 -0400
on 5/8/01 5:38 AM, Darrell A. Martin at wrote:
> In a mathematical context I believe the "tilde" ( ~ ) does mean
> "approximately", but in mathematics that implies a very specific range by
> rules that are accepted in the field.
and I seem to recall E. S. Mills saying (to use the word loosely, lol) on
this list a year or so ago, that "say" and "circa/about" had relatively
standard meanings in genealogical usage. I have a copy here someplace --
maybe under that stack of census readings or over there under those