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From: "TimeSearchData" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] TMG v7.02 (UK) Date Calculation problem? Resolved
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 16:50:11 +0100
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My correspondent gave me the dates of her mother's B & D, so I guess we are
working from the same base...
For reasons that I can not fathom, the [AE] date is now 61 years, 1 month,
11 days, just as you have it and the same as my calculations by hand and by
< > [I DID use the 'add one day' feature, my fault here!]
I am a frequent user of the Optimize function and VFI, however for some
reason I did a re-index, before I did the latest calc in TMG, perhaps that
nudged something that Optimize doesn't, but I was under the impression that
Optimize incorporates Re-Index?
Thanks for your time, Lee, problem over I reckon.
Kind Regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of Lee Hoffman
Sent: 12 June 2008 13:28
Subject: Re: [TMG] TMG v7.02 (UK) Date Calculation problem?

TimeSearchData wrote:
>I use TMG v7.02 UK Edition.
>A fellow researcher has pointed out that the actual age entered for her
>mother is incorrect!!!

As you know, the age of a person is not entered in TMG _unless_ you
enter it in the Age Tag. Instead, the age of a person is calculated
based on the person's birth date.

>I have entered her Birth date as: 30 December 1904 and her Death date as 10
>February 1966.
>In the Death tag I use the sentence ":CR:][:CR:][:TAB:][PF] died <[DD]>
><[L]> <[AE]>,< she was survived by her husband [R:Widower]>"
>The result in TMG is 61 years 1 month 8 days, my correspondent disagrees
>with this, but doesn't give me her calculation...

The result that I get from TMG is 61 years, 1 month and 11 days. If
the result you state above is what you get, I suggest that you check
again. If you meant "11 days" instead of "8 days" and if your
correspondent agrees that the Birth and Death Dates you have entered
are correct then you need to know their calculation. If so, let us
know and maybe we can figure what the difference is.

>I used < > which shows 61 years 1 month 12 days (22,323
>days). My own calcs. result in the same number of days,
>Can these discrepancies be explained please?

Did you "include the end date in the calculation"? As noted, this
adds one day to the calculation. It should not be included as the
final day is usually not a full 24 hours even if calulated from the
exact moment of birth. Thus the correct age would be years, months,
days, hours, minutes, and seconds. However, we normally just drop
the last day. Of course, I expect that there have been instances in
which the person died at exactly a 24 hour interval from birth, but
those would be rare.

Hope this helps -

Lee Hoffman/KY
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