What is the best way to report years recorded between 1752 and 1782 in England, January and March 25?
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Boyd, are you referring to Gregorian and Julian Calendar dates?
There is only one way to record such dates in this time period and that is exactly as we do it now. England switched to the Gregorian calendar in 1752. There was no double-dating after that. And, the beginning of the year was also switched, although that occured in Scotland quite some time before it did in England.
See this article. It gives countries and when they converted to the Gregorian and when they switched the beginning of the year to January 1.
Old Style and New Style:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Style_and_New_Style_dates - for dates of that period - mid to late 1700's.
a few links on the dual dating subject in general
(but not as it specifically applies to FamilySearch)
I came across this issue when I transcribed the family bible of Daniel Boone
and realized his birth date was given in "O.S".
@Boyd Mckee Kitchen , Thank you for asking the question! We look forward to hearing from you again in this thread.
I don't have an "answer," but wanted to say thank you for the discussion. I found a couple of items that relate:
Searching for "dual date" in the FamilySearch wiki yielded one relevant result.
Searching for "double dating" in the wiki yielded several more.
To all here, what are your thoughts on creating a "Double dating" page in the wiki? Would it be useful to have an article on that topic?