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Simon Knight-Smith

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Simon Report 27 Nov 2002 12:05

Approximate date: I'm bothered by the fact that 'approximate' dates have to be entered as 'exact' dates. For example, my 4xGreatGrandparent were born about 1796 (but could be 1790 to 1798). I would like to enter this as 'c1796' but have to enter it as '1796' which makes it appear to be definate rather than approximate. Can this be fixed ?


RolloTheRed Report 27 Feb 2013 15:55

The GED definitions allow "abt 1901" and so on. Ancestry follows this.
GRU seem to have brought in a whole set of rules all their own e.g. no allcaps for names, no "abt date", ridiculous list of recent place names against data mostly pre 1950 ...

In any a case building a tree with GRU is now such a convoluted process that a lot of long term members have given up just shelling out a few pounds a year for the chat. It used to be a breeze.

There is no reasoning with them and in any case they are more interested in YouTube now that FaceBook has fallen flat.