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Overview

This section includes the strings GedSite uses when formatting dates that have a modifier such as "BEF" (before), "AFT" (after), etc. For a list of modifiers, see the Dates Overview page.

Other date-related strings are in these sections:

Properties

Each property includes multiple values separated by "||". For most items, there are two values, the full modifier word and an abbreviation. The default values for an English (United States) "before" date are:

Before||Bef

Given the text above, when a date format calls for the full word, GedSite will use "Before". When the date format calls for an abbreviated modifier, GedSite will use "Bef". GedSite date formats may also use all-lowercase or all-uppercase versions of the full word or abbreviation.

Date fields with two values, such as "BET" (between) dates, have four values:

Between||Bet|| and || and

The first pair are the full word and abbreviation for the word(s) before the first date. The second pair are the full word and abbreviation for the word(s) before the second date. Note that the second pair include leading and trailing spaces. The spaces are not assumed for the second pair so that users may specify unspaced punctuation for the text between the dates:

From||From||-||-

That would produce a From date such as "From 1900-1901".

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