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Double Dating

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Double Dating

Posted: 1332292257000
Classification: Query
A question with 2 angles:
I have a deluxe version of Legacy, double dating turned on. I have an image of an original town birth record which reads 1 Mar 1700. When I enter that on an individuals screen and save, Legacy changes the date to
1 Mar 1699/00.
My understanding is that a town clerk would enter a date according to their calendar. 1 Jan 1700 - 24 Mar 1700 to them would be 1 Jan 1701 - 24 Mar 1701 to us. So why does Legacy use the earlier year?
I know I could just write the whole date myself but sometimes I don't notice a date should be double dated right away. Thoughts anyone?
NAJCG
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