Professional historian & archival researcher living and working in Western Washington.
I use Findagrave to share incidental information I come across in the course of my regular work so others can find it.
I especially enjoy locating and verifying unmarked "forgotten" early burials in territorial-era cemeteries.
Many of my memorials include age and date of death but do not include birth year, leaving the field as "unknown." Without documentation, the age alone isn't enough to determine birth year.
For example, if an individual's date of death is Aug 1 1950 and their age at death was 30, that narrows their birth year down to one of two years: either 1919 AFTER Aug 1 OR 1920 BEFORE Aug 1.
It's important not to include speculative data in our memorials on FaG. Thanks for understanding.
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