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#1 buckshotrod

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:07 PM

I have a person that died on 25 Sep 1853 at the age of 66 y 11 m 25 d.  When I plug this in all I get is Sep 1786 for the birth...no day.  When I put in a date of birth, date of death and try to get it to work out to the age at death of above it skips from 66 y 11 m 24 d to 66 y 11 m 26 d.

 

I also plug in the same at the Ancestry website and it gives me a phony date of 31 Sep 1786!

 

So Roots Magic and Ancestry both have bugs regarding this.  I am guessing it should be 30 Sep 1786???



#2 kbens0n

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:20 AM

I also got the same Sep 1786 result with RootsMagic and your end date/66 y 11 m 25 d
If your Y/M/D's are intended to ***INCLUDE DEATH DAY*** then it *SHOULD* be:

1 Oct 1786

http://www.calculato...day=1&x=64&y=12

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#3 TomH

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:49 AM

It's a long known, unaddressed bug. See http://forums.rootsm...r/?fromsearch=1
And not the only one as it mishandles dates entered with some modifiers and some numbers with ordinal extensions such as 21st.

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#4 buckshotrod

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:31 AM

I also got the same Sep 1786 result with RootsMagic and your end date/66 y 11 m 25 d
If your Y/M/D's are intended to ***INCLUDE DEATH DAY*** then it *SHOULD* be:

1 Oct 1786

http://www.calculato...day=1&x=64&y=12

I tried the 2nd option at Ancestry and it gives me 30 Sep 1786.  So which is right 1 Oct or 30 Sept??  



#5 buckshotrod

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:44 AM

I actually believe it should be 30 Sep 1786.  The 2nd option in ancestry used is called the 8870 option.  Also, per the below website I hand calculated it and also got the 30 Sep 1786 date.

 

https://www.amyjohns...m-age-at-death/