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Recording an age given in weeks

Post by dewilkinson » 13 Dec 2017 16:46

In quite a few census entries ages for new borns are sometimes given in weeks, the age attribute allows years, months and days - is it possible to record in weeks in the Age Attribute other than in the Note field?

I realise three weeks could be entered as either <1 month or c21 days but a weeks option would be neater and a more accurate recording of the age.

I welcome any thoughts on this.
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Re: Recording an age given in weeks

Post by LornaCraig » 13 Dec 2017 17:30

I think the reason is that the GEDCOM spec does not allow for ages to be recorded in weeks. So I normally put a comment in the Note field.
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Re: Recording an age given in weeks

Post by dewilkinson » 13 Dec 2017 17:40

Thank you, that explains why. I think I will put <1 month in the Age Attribute and record three weeks in the Note field.

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