[APG Public List] Ancestry Public Trees Use of Census Ages pre-1850

Earl Bonneau bonneau at roadrunner.com
Mon Apr 5 13:29:26 MDT 2010


Michael's issue seems to be that it had a circa or about birth date, but was
not given a circa or about age or range around 50 or 70.

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> bounces+bonneau=roadrunner.com at mailman.modwest.com] On Behalf Of Terry
> Reigel
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> Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Ancestry Public Trees Use of Census Ages
> pre-1850
> 
> Michael,
> 
> I'm very curious about what the problem is you are describing with the
> display of ages on Ancestry's tree display. Neither you nor anyone else
> has replied to my post - am I the only one who doesn't see what the
> issue is?
> 
> Terry Reigel
> 
> 
> Michael John Neill wrote:
> >> I can't be the only one who notices these things.
> >>
> >> I'm using the Ancestry.com trees and integrating images
> >> with a few names in a database for my own personal use
> >> in order to save time and learn how to use the thing.
> >>
> >> When I integrated the 1830 census into the file for an
> >> individual, it indicates in the little time line thing
> >> that he was aged 50 in 1830, which obviously he's not.
> >> Maybe I'm the only one who cares. I linked the 1850
> >> census to his estimated 1780 birth in Pennsylvania as
> >> that's what the census says.
> >>
> >> There is an image of the timeline posted here:
> >>
> >> http://rootdig.blogspot.com/2010/03/whats-wrong-with-
> >> this- picture.html
> 
> And I replied:
> > Michael,
> >
> > I'm sorry - I don't understand what the problem is. If he
> > was age 70 in 1850, wouldn't he be age 50 in 1830? It
> > doesn't say that's what the census says, only that that's
> > what his age was. From all the evidence shown (only then
> > 1850 census) he was born about 1780.



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