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From: "Glen Johnson" <>
Subject: Re: [ONTARIO] Birth Dates
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 08:30:48 -0300
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As far as I can see, Steve Morse's calculator is extremely hard to use and
gives the wrong results.

The pro-genealogists site: http://www.progenealogists.com/birthfromdeath.htm
does compute correctly.

I have answered this question extensively in the past (see the archives).
If you want to see the manual method of calculating, you can e-mail me
directly - very few people like it. Cyndi's List gives a bunch of
calculators, but I did not check them at this time. There are several web
sites that give the correct answer:


http://www.searchforancestors.com/utility/birthday.html There are a lot of
tips here too.

There is a downloadable calculator at:
http://www.taubman.org.uk/datecalc/index.html I checked this several years
ago, and it worked right then - I see no reason why that would change.

DO make note that the date has been calculated. In the future, you may come
across a date that differs by one or two days, then you can determine which
is most likely based on the strength of the new information.

Glen Johnson
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

-----Original Message-----
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Behalf Of Olive Tree Genealogy
Sent: May 21, 2009 10:43 AM
Subject: Re: [ONTARIO] Birth Dates


You may want to use Steve Morris' one step birthday
calculator online. It's very nice!


On 21 May 2009 at 8:50, Dave Dixon wrote:

> Many Ontario death registrations show the age of the
> deceased in Years, Months and Days as well as the Date of
> Death. Using that information one can calculate the Date of
> Birth. I recall seeing a simple calculation. Does anyone
> have it?

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