Are dates from January 1 to March 24 normalized in English Records Indexes?
I have noticed that records coming from England Births and Christenings 1538-1975 (and other English record indexes) such as https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNG7-P6F show dates such as "16 Jan 1614". Prior to 1752, when Britain adopted the Gregorian Calendar, the new year was considered to begin on March 25, and dates from Jan 1 to March 24 would be included with the prior year's records. Can I assume that the indexers copied the year verbatim (so the above would actually be "16 Jan 1614/5") or that they uniformly translated the Julian year to the Gregorian year (so the above would be "16 Jan 1613/4"). I looked through the detailed info on the index and do not see a mention of any convention followed. Any guidance on how to handle these cases, or is it a case of "who knows, find the original record"?