People with the surname "Date Sort" have GEDCOM events that include a sort date via the _SDATE custom record.
Most target applcations do not support sort dates. I am not aware of any target applications that support sort dates but use a different GEDCOM custom record, but they may exist.
If the target application fails to sort the events into the desired sequence, it probably does not support sort dates and you may have to accept that the events will appear in the sequence determined by their date values.
01-Anecdote before Biography
The Biography event (1901) precedes the Anecdote event (1902) in the GEDCOM file. The Anecdote event includes
_SDATE 1900, so an application that recognizes sort dates should sort the Anecdote event before the Biography event.
Test Result Criteria
- If a target application imports the events and sorts the Anecdote (1902) before the Biography (1901), set the test result to "Supported".
- For any other outcome, set the test result to "Rejected (non-standard)" and describe the outcome in the comment.
This test includes non-standard records or values.
GEDCOM Records for
This page last changed on 10 Feb 2020.