Members can post a Topic or Reply on this Forum and read and sent Private Messages
Reference Library Forum / Reference Library /

Familysearch

 
skydruid
#1 | Posted: 14 Apr 2008 06:00
Reply 
When I first started working on my family tree a year ago I got most of my information from familysearch, but now I am working mostly from parish records. I have found surprisingly that many of the dates on familysearch are a year earlier than in parish records for both baptisms and marriages causing a lot of dought. Has anyone else found this to be true.
Pat Jones
Anonymous
#2 | Posted: 14 Apr 2008 12:12
Reply 
Does this problem occur with dates prior to 1752 or generally? I was just wondering if it might have anything to do with the Julian calendar which was in use from about 1190 to 1st January 1752 When this calendar was in use the year began on March 25th and ended on March 24th This meant that when this calendar was in use the last three months of the years for example January , February and March 1740 could actually be earlier than say 1st April 1740. An act of parliament was passed in 1751 to replace the Julian calendar with the Gregorian calendar in use today. 1751 started on March 25th but finished on 31st December 1751 . 1752 and subsequent years started on 1st January .
skydruid
#3 | Posted: 15 Apr 2008 06:42
Reply 
This may be the reason , I will try to notice if any later dates are involved.
Pat Jones


.
 
Your reply
Bold Style  Italic Style  Image Link  URL Link 

» Username  » Password 
Only registered users are allowed to post here. Please enter your login/password details upon posting a message.
 

                     
Red1st © 2006-2017. All rights reserved. Privacy statement powered by TNG © Darrin Lythgoe and miniBB forum