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Subject: Re: [YKS] birth estimates
Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 00:09:28 -0800
I have been downloading census details from the 1881 census staright into a
spreadsheet. When this is done I add an extra column and programme it to do the sum
1881 - K2. This will give the age of the person.
I copy this formula right doen the column and the ages appear each time I add the age
of the person.
On 7 Sep 2002 at 15:54, Sheila Coy wrote:
> Can anyone tell me if there is a n accepted protocol for birth estimates.
> The obvious thing to do is 1901 -age--, but this is wrong more often than it is right. Is this the accepted way. . I guess the use of arrows (<year >).is used to denote that information is an estimate. Although anyone using my information has to accept my scruples , if there is a
protocol I would like to use it. TIA
> Sheila C
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