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Sometime tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 18), you’ll start to notice new options for the
date fields on subscription site Ancestry.com’s
The coming changes will add an “Add an Event” link to the current birth and death
date fields in the search form. Click that link, and you can use a pulldown menu select
a type of event—marriage, military service, “lived in,” arrival or departure (the
last two are in reference to immigration)—and then enter the year the event occurred.
In search forms for collections in which exact dates are indexed, including vital
records databases and the Social Security death index, you’ll be able to enter a day,
month and year for birth, marriage and/or death. Some forms also will get an “any
event” date field you can use to type in the year of any life event that might be
included in a record.