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From: bob gillis <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Recording Incomplete Dates
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 11:00:57 -0500
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Thank you James for your insights. I guess I mainly want it in the
person view for me. I think I will have to change my surety assignment
from 1 = year to a 3 = the best obtainable in those cases. Where
someone gives me a year only with no primary source or explanation I
will leave it a 1.
In a narrative report most readers won't care and if I am sending to
someone who is interested I will have sureties. I also think I will add
an explanatory memo say this is the best date available. I put similar
memos in for birth year derived from Census and marriages.
"James P. Colgate" wrote:
> it depends on to whom you want the information to be readily apparent. Do
> you want you, the person sitting at your computer managing data in TMG, to
> be reminded that the data is the best there is? Or do you want your
> narrative reports to convey to the reader that this is what the church
> records contained?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "bob gillis" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 8:41 AM
> Subject: [TMG] Recording Incomplete Dates
> > I have a marriage date of __ ___ 1779 per a transcription of a church
> > record. If it were a full date, I would give it a high surety. There is
> > no probablity of finding a more complete date.
> > Does any one have a system to record such a date so that it is readily
> > apparent that the date is as good as I can find?
> > bob gillis
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