This calculator is a useful tool for
genealogists. It is designed to calculate the birth date;
when the age at
death and the date of death are the only facts known.
As we all know this
is often the only information recorded on older headstones.
Page researched & constructed by Deanna
Note regarding Birth Date
Calculator: Calculations may be 1-3 days off. No one
really knows exactly how stonecutter's figured the age of the
person. Did they use a formula, count off the days between birth and
death, did they figure in Labor Day? Varying methods could have been
used. These methods work ok for approximate birth dates,
but it should be understood that these date's are most likely not
correct. In running a several step process from
when the stonecutter first figures the age from the birth date and
carves the date on the stone and then someone tries to do just the
opposite, there is lots of room to make errors along the way. This formula page
originally found on the Long Island Genealogy Site.
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