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Strange double dates

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Strange double dates

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 4:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have found a lot of info on many of my ancestors from the website at, but I cannot understand many of the dates. They appear to be "double dates", but span periods of many years. For example, at the following is given three-quarters down the page...

49 F iv Sarah Fontaine was born in 1744 in Charles City Co., VA. She died in 1745/1838.

From what I understand of double-dates, 1745/1838 is not a valid date (and FTM doesn't like it either).

Can anyone shed some light on what dates like this mean?

Thank you - Roy
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Roy Pope 17 Apr 2012 10:05PM GMT 
LHSwisher 18 Apr 2012 4:14AM GMT 
Roy Pope 18 Apr 2012 8:52PM GMT 
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