A History of Calendars for Genealogists

Jenny Joyce

Have you ever wondered how a child, whose parents were married on 10 April 1603, could be baptized on 13 March 1603 and yet that child was born after his parents married? Or how someone who died 11 January 1740 had made a will on 28 December 1740? Understanding the complexities and quirks of the Julian and Gregorian Calendars will shed light on these things, and more. This talk will also delve into such things as Regnal Years, Dating by Saints Days, Quaker Dates, The Hebrew Calendar and French Republican Calendar. While researching your family history you might come across any of these forms of dates, and having watched this presentation you will be able to understand them and perhaps clear up a family mystery like the examples above.

Thu, October 10 2024: 0:00 UTC

About the speaker

About the speaker

Jenny has been researching her family history for more than 40 years, and for the past fifteen years has been a professional researcher, lecturer, teacher and writer. Jenny is involved with the family history group at her local historical society,
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