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Ask a Genealogist: Gravestone birthdate calculator.

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Question:

Is there a good way to calculate the birthdates from old gravestones that include the full age?  I have used my own method with a calendar, but there must be something better.

Answer:

After transcribing thousands of gravestones, I have turned to a variety of online calculators.  One of the free websites that has long been popular with genealogists is: http://www.angelfire.com/va/ValsGenealogyPage/Calculator.html  
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