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Rhode Island Vitals - Double Years

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Rhode Island Vitals - Double Years

Posted: 1355391598000
Classification: Query
In the Rhode Island Vital Records project many dates occuring early in the year are keyed with a double year, for example, Jan. 29, 1679-80. I know that because of the calendar differences at that time, we would now consider this to be 1680, since at that time the new year didn't begin until March 25. But should we key in 1679 or 1680 in a case like this?
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