How to enter a marriage date when there is none

For most purposes you know when a couple married. You will know the day, month and year. If you don't know the day then enter the month and year.

Sometimes the marriage date is before a known date. For example, "before 1890".

The program, at first, insists on a marriage date. This is a precaution as you will mostly know the marriage date and have probably forgotten to key it. Some ancient pedigrees state a marriage but not a date.

You need to ensure that this is a marriage and not a union. If it is a marriage then key and save a spurious date. Then rekey a blank date and save.

(2005 Aug 12)

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