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This page describes a set of tests included in version 1.04 of the GEDCOM file assess.ged (download - view). Details change between versions.

Area Summary

A date with a dual year such as "1721/22" indicates a date recorded when some countries began the year on January 1 while other countries began the year on March 25 or another date.

When the target application displays a dual-year date, it may show the second year with a different number of digits than appear in the test name or on this help page.

See other date-related comments on the Date Valid test area help page.

01-11 FEB 1721_22

Birth date should be "11 FEB 1721/22". The GEDCOM record includes two digits for the second year.

Test Result Criteria

  1. If a target application imports "11 FEB 1721/22" and converts it to its chosen internal format as a dual-year date, set the test result to "Supported".
  2. For any other outcome, set the test result to "Imported Incorrectly" and describe the outcome in the comment.

GEDCOM Records for @I24@

1 BIRT
2 DATE 11 FEB 1721/22

Letters N and S indicating non-standard 02-11 FEB 1721_2

Birth date should be "11 FEB 1721/2". The GEDCOM record includes one digit for the second year. This is invalid according to my interpretation of the GEDCOM 5.5.1 specification, but some GEDCOM files only specify two digits if the tens place is different between year one and year two.

Test Result Criteria

  1. If a target application imports "11 FEB 1721/2" and converts it to its chosen internal date format as a dual-year date, set the test result to "Supported". The application may format the year as "1721/2" or "1721/22", both are acceptable. The key factor is whether the application recognized the dual-year date.
  2. For any other outcome, set the test result to "Rejected (non-standard)" and describe the outcome in the comment.

Non-Standard Content

This test includes non-standard records or values.

GEDCOM Records for @I25@

1 BIRT
2 DATE 11 FEB 1721/2

03-17 FEB 1719_20

Birth date should be "17 FEB 1719/20". This tests whether the target application handles years where the tens place digit is different.

Test Result Criteria

  1. If a target application imports "17 FEB 1719/20" and converts it to its chosen internal format as a dual-year date, set the test result to "Supported".
  2. For any other outcome, set the test result to "Imported Incorrectly" and describe the outcome in the comment.

GEDCOM Records for @I26@

1 BIRT
2 DATE 17 FEB 1719/20

04-14 FEB 1699_00

Birth date should be "14 FEB 1699/00". This tests whether the target application handles years where the century is different.

Test Result Criteria

  1. If a target application imports "14 FEB 1699/00" and converts it to its chosen internal format as a dual-year date, set the test result to "Supported".
  2. For any other outcome, set the test result to "Imported Incorrectly" and describe the outcome in the comment.

GEDCOM Records for @I27@

1 BIRT
2 DATE 14 FEB 1699/00
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