Friday, November 29, 2013

Darned November 31st

Records say the darnedest things

We depend upon records to reveal the “truth” about our pasts.

Yet sometimes records have anomalies.
Some are amusing or humorous.
Some are interesting or weird.
Some are peculiar or suspicious.
Some are infuriating, even downright laughable.

Yes, “Records Say the Darnedest Things.”

Records Say the Darnedest Things: Darned November 31st!

Darned November 31st

Need I say more?


  1. I like the year 19121 as well! (Though I completely understand bureaucracy still too lazy to update their forms 2 years after they become obsolete.)

  2. Does your genealogy let you enter Nov 31 as a date without a warning? If so, very bad.

    If your genealogy program reads in Nov 31 from a GEDCOM, does it give you an error or warning about it or have something in it's log file about it? If not, tsk, tsk.

    If your genealogy program displays Nov 31 as the date of an event, is it highlighted on the screen or identified in some way so that you'll notice it? If not, why not?

    How about Feb 29, 1900 ?

  3. I was going to suggest that the real date of death could be calculated from the age but there seemed to have been some problem deciding the days in the age. Is that 10 or 21?


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