Unclear as to what date “21 1mo 1708/9” refers to? What about “4 Mary”? While dates are foundational to your family history research, they’re not always straightforward in the record or follow a modern calendar system. This online lecture covers common calendar systems that you may encounter in your research, discuss how to interpret and record them, and suggest several online conversion tools to understand these dates in familiar terms.
This syllabus is intended to accompany our online lecture Understanding Calendar Systems in Family History Research (archived recording as of 6/13/23: https://americanancestors.org/video-library). It includes a reference for all resources mentioned in the session, plus links to many others.
Created by Rhonda R. McClure
Published: June 2023
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