Thus it should be understood that although the online publication, Irish Lives Remembered, provides a helpful and charming look at genealogical research in Ireland, researchers also should be aware of the vast amount of family history data that is detailed in Grenham’s definitive guide.
Julian, Gregorian calendars
With the New Year fast approaching, it seems appropriate to remind researchers that our current Gregorian calendar replaced the old Julian calendar in 1752 and an understanding of these two calendars is important for researchers. Visit http://www.genealogyintime.com and click on “Understanding Julian Calendars and Gregorian Calendars in Genealogy” (found on the left).
For example, this article advises, “Be careful when looking for any ancestor born prior to 1753 whose date of birth falls between 1 January and 25 March.”
At the very end of the article is a table showing when major countries moved to Jan. 1 as the beginning of their calendar year and when they officially converted to the Gregorian calendar.
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