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From: Robin Lamacraft <>
Subject: Re: RE: [TMG] Methods-Dates: How do you handle Unknown Dates?
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 08:38:54 +1030
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A refinement of Bob Gillis's method.

I have created a custom Birth-group tag "Birth-Est". Now I enter the say
date in that when I have no direct evidence of a date. That means that I
can always filter for these"Birth-Est" tags and know that on the Detail
View that the date has been estimated from some other data.


At 22:00 2/02/2005 +0000, Bob wrote:
>If I did not have a birth date I used to not enter a birth tag. However I
>started to find it difficult to determine which people with the same name
>were which. So I now enter a say date in the birth tag. Say tells me it
>is a guestimate and warrants further research.
>If I can derive a date from an age I enter a circa date.
>If I have a date from a source I use no modifier even for year only or
>year and month only.
>bob gillis

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