Old style dating
England and the American colonies didn't officially accept it until 1752.Before that date, the government observed March 25 as the first of the year, but most of the population observed January 1 as the first of the year.Direct comments, technical difficulties or suggestions about this web site to the Webmaster.I’m sure you’ve heard all about that charming black’n’white era. People valued sincerity and honesty, their music remained a brilliant classic up until today and will stay forever, but most importantly dating was a special event and included some fine, sophisticated methods.If you run into this problem, take a few moments to look at other dates in that group of records.
This new calendar changed the first day of the year to January 1 and also jumped ahead by 10 days to make up for the lost time.You should also watch for dates that are recorded as double dates even after all calendars had officially switched. Church records often list the date on which a couple makes the announcement that they intend to marry. In addition, you can find marriage intentions, which were non-religious public announcements of the couple's intention to marry.Don't misinterpret the dates of marriage banns and marriage intentions as the actual wedding date.For example, we write October 15, 1970 as 10/15/70.However, many other countries reverse the order of the month and day. Since there are only twelve months in the year it is often easy to tell which date format was used because one of the first two numbers is greater than twelve, as in the example above.