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Subject: Re: [TMG] Quaker dates redux
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 01:26:06 EDT
In a message dated 7/11/2003 5:06:04 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> What is the best way to enter Quaker dates? Do I quote them until 1753 and
> then jump to standardized form or do I keep quoteing (how do you spell
> quoteing?) them so the reader knows that these are righteous dates? TMG
> 5.07 hates my freeform dates.
I have a special sentence for Quaker dates. You can set this up as an
additional tag or as a role in your regular birth tag.
My sentence is:
[P] was born <[M1]> <([D[)> <[L]> <[M2]>
my memo reads
on the "7th day of 9th month, 1717"||as recorded at the Falls Monthly Meeting
This would print e.g.
He was born on the "7th day of 9th month, 1717" (7 Oct 1717) as recorded at
the Falls Monthly Meeting.
This givesthe reader how the birth was actually recorded (or as I found it
recorded) and an interpretation of the date in today's time.
You can do that for deaths and marriages.
Using this you can record the date as a regular date and still show the date
as you saw it.
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