What does "50" mean as a declared date of birth?
I have a batch of baptism documents ready to index, but there's one thing I just can't make sense of. The baptism was performed in 1936, but under "declared date of birth", all there is is just "50." There's no 50th day or month. 1950 makes no sense. 1850 is possible, but it would make the person being baptized pretty old, and there is another person on the list whose declared date of birth is "38". If he or she was baptized in 1936, that would make him or her 98 years old.
Is 1850 what the 50 means? I'm just confused.