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FTM Acceptable Date Keywords

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 6:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Dec 2012 6:21AM GMT
From Help file, enter search term "keywords". The following words are acceptable in the date field: Child, Infant, Dead, Deceased, Stillborn, Unknown, Young, ?.

Note: You can also enter "USA" in the place field of the Death event/fact and it will work for most purposes. Or, just enter Bef (years 110 years after year of birth).
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"Certain keywords can be used in the Date field to help define the date. For example, you may be uncertain about the birth date of a person but know it falls somewhere in the year "1900". In the Date field you can express that by typing "Bet. 1900-1901".

The following table describes the keywords you can use and how Family Tree Maker expresses them:

Keyword
Result

About, ABT, or A
Abt. 12 Dec 2004 (See Date Labels in Options: Dates.)

AD
68 AD (See Ancient date notation in Options: Dates.)

After or AFT
aft. 12 Dec 2004

Ante
Bef. 12 Dec 2004

Before, BEF or B
Bef. 12 Dec 2004

Between, BET, or BTW . . . and
Bet. 9 Dec - 12 Dec 2004 (See Range style in Options: Dates.)

BC
22 BC (See Ancient date notation in Options: Dates.)

Calculated or Cal
Cal. 12 Dec. 2004

Child
Child

Circa, Cir, or C
Abt. 12 Dec 2004 (See Date Labels in Options: Dates.)

Dead
Dead

Deceased
Deceased

Estimated or EST
Abt. 12 Dec 2004

From . . . to
Bet. 9 Dec - 12 Dec 2004 (See Range style in Options: Dates.)

Infant
Infant

Never Married
Never Married

Post
Aft. 12 Dec 2004

Stillborn
Stillborn

Unknown
Unknown

Young
Young

?
Unknown"

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Harry Myers 12 Dec 2012 4:27PM GMT 
thomasker2 12 Dec 2012 7:38PM GMT 
Russ Worthing... 13 Dec 2012 6:37AM GMT 
johndd189 13 Dec 2012 10:43AM GMT 
jsnavely 13 Dec 2012 11:14AM GMT 
silverfox3280 13 Dec 2012 1:14PM GMT 
silverfox3280 13 Dec 2012 1:14PM GMT 
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