Tree-view birth/death years

Discussion in Technical Forum started by Richard Ollerton, Feb 8, 10:24 PM
RO
Richard Ollerton
Especially for earlier generations, birth/death dates are often not known but baptism/burial dates are. The various tree-views just show ???? when birth/death years are not provided, even when bap/bur years are available. Could the tree-views have an option to automatically show the bap/bur years if the birth/death years are not known, perhaps using "c." before the year?

Of course, I could enter all of my bap/bur years as (approximate) years for the birth/deaths but I have hundreds of people in one tree and thousands in another so an automatic option would be much appreciated please.

EB
Edward Brooke
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Richard

Personally, Richard, I see little genealogical advantage in your suggestion when a considerable number of people in my tree were not baptised before adulthood.

A few years ago I came upon a Church of Latter Day Saints record that showed an aged adult's baptism to have been on the day of his death.

Ted

RO
Richard Ollerton
Richard Personally, Richard, I see little genealogical advantage in your suggestion when a considerable number of people in my tree were not baptised before adulthood. A few years ago I came upon a more ...
Church of Latter Day Saints record that showed an aged adult's baptism to have been on the day of his death. Te
Thanks for your comment Ted. I take your point about adult baptisms but the vast majority of baptisms were performed on children as infants.

Baptism date is considered a surrogate for birth date in many genealogical programs, including the Latter-Day Saints. My suggestion is that tribalpages users would have the option to show baptism year on their tree-views if they preferred it to seeing the rather ugly ???? when birth year is not given specifically.

Burial year is obviously almost always a good surrogate for death year, whereas at the moment we also get ???? if death year is not given specifically.