The full text of this article is available to Plus members only.
For full access to all of our articles, please Join or Log In.
Not a Plus Member?
Resource Roundup: Online Calendar Tools
Use these 11 websites to expand your research with online calendars.
Just as society has evolved over centuries, our method of measuring time—the calendar—has itself undergone changes throughout history.

Most of the British Empire adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752, but many other countries didn’t immediately embrace it. Genealogy can get especially confusing when you try to wrap your mind around the “real” birth date of your sixth-great-grandfather or what 29 Vendémiaire I means in a French baptismal record. Don’t despair: The following calendar tools can help you convert dates and learn more about calendar changes throughout history.

Also consult the FamilySearch Research Wiki for help understanding different calendars and when they came into play. From the Wiki home page, search for the keyword calendar, or for the specific calendar you want to learn about (such as French Republican Calendar or Julian Calendar).
To continue reading this article
Share |
Did you enjoy this article?
Please share it!
Recent Blog Posts »
Recent Articles »

Free Genealogy Downloads

Historical Maps of Europe Premium Collection
When you buy the Historical Maps of Europe Premium Collection, you'll get the brand new Family Tree Historical Maps Book: Europe, as well as an assortment of other incredible tools to trace you ancestors back to the home country and visualize the world in which they lived--in full color.
Only available in March, this collection has a retail value of $197.95, but is yours this month only for $59.99!

They're going fast - get yours today!

©  F+W All rights reserved.