If a UK date is shown as Month and Year only, it is a
GRO Registration date
and represents the last month of the quarter in which the event was
registered, the actual date may be up to 12 months previously (legally,
although in one case the birth was registered 30 years after the actual
If you know a correct date please let me know?
The software I use
marks a person as Living if a Death Date has not been entered
and birth was less than 120 years ago.
if you come across someone that you
know a death date for please let me know?
I use 4 prefixes for dates
I use this for Calculated - when a date has
been worked backwards from an age shown on a BMD Certificate or Census
use this for Before - when a Birth date has been worked backwards from a Baptism
or similar date, also when a father is shown as Deceased on a Marriage (or
use this for After - when it is known that a child was born after the
Parents were married on a known date
I use this for About - when a date has been gleaned
from a source that does not indicate how the date has been arrived at.