New Arrivals    Booklist    Archival Products   Charts   Newsletters   Upcoming Events   Contact Us  

Popular Categories

   Genealogy Misc.
      - DNA, photos, reunions,         source citations, etc

      - New Brunswick
      - Newfoundland & Lab.
      - Nova Scotia
      - Ontario
      - Prince Edward Island
      - Quebec
      - Western Canada
      - Military - Before 1920
      - Loyalists / UEL
      - Pioneers' Stories
      - Home Children
   England & Wales
   Ireland & N. Ireland
   United States
   more countries...

Popular Authors

   Ron W. Shaw
   Gavin K. Watt
   Ont. Genealogical Society
   Dr David Elliott
   Linda Corupe UE
   Paul Milner
   Chris Paton
   Thomas MacEntee

Popular Publishers

   Global Heritage Press
   MacDonald Research
   Unlock The Past

Search by topic, title, author or word:

Archived Articles
Formerly published by

Ever puzzled about a date?
Posted 03 May 2008
By John D. Reid, Anglo-Celtic Connections Blog

Ever puzzled about a date? Perhaps you read in a old family letter from 1849 that a family member died on Easter Sunday. If by some mischance you don't happen to have an 1849 calendar handy, how do you find out when that was?

Or you read in an old parchment that a sale was recorded on 2 June in regnal year 3 Charles II. When was that?

To help his students at Albion College in Central Michigan Ian MacInnes provides a site, Ian's English Calendar, intended to replace reference handbooks. It's good for dates in genealogy too.

The section on Ecclesiastical dates shows that in 1849 Easter was on April 15; also Septuagesima on February 11; Ash Wednesday on 28 February; Ascension May 24; Pentecost June 3; Trinity Sunday June 10; and Advent Sunday December 2.

There's also a section that converts between old and new style dates, both ways; and another that gives the day of the week for any date, with separate calculation for the old and new style calendars.

In The final section is on regnal years. Here's a screen shot of the form and result for 2 June 3 Charles II

Test drive Ian's English Calendar [free].

Browse the resources at
Printed & Digital Books, Vital Records & Maps
Listed By Country or Topic Inc. 1992-2019
Sign up for our free newsletter!   |   Unsubscribe from our newsletter

BMD Notices
Shawville Equity 1883-1916

(Pontiac County, Quebec)