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"Cite this Record" date info (Historical records), new format, seems odd/incorrect

I was looking at a record recently, NEW format https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGWC-RMB

Under Document Information/Cite this record it said

""India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947", database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGWC-RMB : 5 February 2020)

The date appearing 5 February 2020 struck me as odd. What is the significance of this past date. From memory only, I think in the "Old format" the date appearing was the date you accessed the record, which for a record you accessed today would be today's date.

Certainly with citations generally, the citation date would be the date you actually accessed the record.

This seems to need a programming change to the date the record has actually been accessed.

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  • A date with no explanation is a meaningless incantation. A definition of sorts needs to be added to that text.

  • I like to enter sources into my genealogy program and I would like to have a method (at times) of selecting the old method of showing source date instead of this new form .

    Example: Kentucky marriage source PID (bride): KNXX-9W2; PID (groom): KHPQ-DK3

    Old method:

    Name: Frederick Smith

    Sex: Male

    Spouse's Name: Elizabeth B. Houchin

    Spouse's Sex: Female

    Marriage Date: 17 Jan 1839

    Marriage Place: Edmonson, Kentucky, United States

    Other information in the record of Frederick Smith

    Name: Frederick Smith

    Sex: Male

    Spouse's Name: Elizabeth B. Houchin

    Spouse's Sex: Female

    Marriage Date: 17 Jan 1839

    Marriage Place: Edmonson, Kentucky, United States

    Digital Folder Number: 004260330

    Microfilm Number: 367220

    Image Number: 00044

    Originating System: EASY

    Indexing Batch: I08977-3

    "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F47D-V2C : 23 February 2021), Elizabeth B. Houchin in entry for Frederick Smith, 1839.

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    new method "

    "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F47D-V2C : 23 February 2021), Elizabeth B. Houchin in entry for Frederick Smith, 1839.

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