When you enter a Fact, you’ll almost always have the option to enter a Date for the Fact.
This article explains how to do this, and answers some commonly asked questions.
The date for an event / fact does not need to be exact; it can be entered as any one of the options below. The Date Entry Assistant in Family Historian (ƒh) can be invoked by clicking at the end of a date input box. This is the Date Entry Assistant window.
|Date||18 Jan 1891||normal date format|
|Period||frm 18 Jan 1891 to 30 Mar 1894||A specific period, which is inclusive, e.g., the fact to which it is attached took
|Date Phrase||<anything>||Any text not recognised as a valid date is classed as a date phrase. Where possible these should be avoided as date comparisons and computations cannot be done on date phrases.|
|Range Between||btw 18 Jan 1891 and 30 Mar 1894||Signifies an event that took place some time in the given range. For example, you might record that Colin Entwhitle was born btw 1897 and 1901.|
|Range Before||before 1 January 1891||Signifies an event before the given date|
|Range After||after 1 January 1891||Signifies an event took place after the given date|
|Quarter Date||Q1 Jan 1891||Shows a date covering a three-month period. See Historical Date Formats for a detailed explanation|
|(app)||Approximate||The date is not exact. (From V6 you can configure ƒh to use circa instead, using Tools > Preferences and selecting the option To use ‘circa’ for approximate dates on the General tab.)|
|(calculated)||Calculated||The date has been calculated from another event, often an age on a census or gravestone|
|(estimated)||Estimated||Based on an algorithm.|