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  Old Style and New Style dates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Britain and countries of the British Empire, Old Style or O.S. after a date means that the date is in the Julian calendar, in use in those countries until 1752; New Style or N.S. means that the date is in the Gregorian calendar, adopted on 14 September 1752 (New Style).
In Russia, the terms "Old Style" and "New Style" have the same significance as elsewhere; however, the Gregorian calendar was introduced there much later—on February 14, 1918 (New Style).
Usually in modern histories, to avoid confusion and to keep dates consistent, the OS dates are mapped onto NS dates with an adjustment for the start of the year to 1 January.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Old_Style_and_New_Style_dates   (1159 words)

 Gregorian calendar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Council of Trent approved a plan in 1563 for correcting the calendrical errors, requiring that the date of the vernal equinox be restored to that which it held at the time of the First Council of Nicaea in 325 and that an alteration to the calendar be designed to prevent future drift.
Nevertheless, the dates "5 October 1582" to "14 October 1582" (inclusive) are still valid in virtually all countries because even most Roman Catholic countries did not adopt the new calendar on the date specified by the bull, but months or even years later (the last in 1587).
Dates of events in Britain prior to 1752 are usually now shown in their original Old Style form, whereas dates of events in (then British) America prior to 1752 are usually now shown in the New Style form.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gregorian_calendar   (5429 words)

Dates found in documents prepared before 1752 may be an occasional source of confusion for researchers, even as they were to the people of the time.
The new year for the English-speaking world then became 1 January, and the discrepancy between dates, which had grown from eleven to twelve days, was resolved when Parliament declared that 2 September 1752 was to be followed immediately by 14 September 1752.
Because of the different practices in the dating of the new year, researchers may sometimes be misled in interpreting official documents prepared before 1752.
www.lva.lib.va.us /whatwehave/gene/va10_dates.htm   (719 words)

 Old Style and New Style dates - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
(Redirected from O.S. In Britain and countries of the British Empire, Old Style or O.S. after a date means that the date is in the Julian calendar, in use in those countries until 1752; New Style or N.S. means that the date is in the Gregorian calendar, adopted on 14 September 1752 (New Style).
However, England was still using Old Style dating in 1616, while Spain was using New Style.
In Russia, the terms "Old Style" and "New Style" have exactly the same meaning, the only difference being that Gregorian calendar have been introduced there much later — on February 14, 1918 (New Style).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/O.S.   (388 words)

 Buffalo, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With a population of 282,864 as of the United States Census Bureau's 2004 estimate[1], it is the state's second-largest city, after New York City, and is the county seat of Erie County.
Early French explorers reported the abundance of buffalo on the south shore of Lake Erie, but their presence on the banks of Buffalo Creek is still a matter of debate, so the origin of the name of the creek is still uncertain.
Most of western New York was granted by Charles II of England to the Duke of York (later known as James II of England), but the first European settlement in what is now Erie County was by the French, at the mouth of Buffalo Creek in 1758.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Buffalo,_New_York   (6099 words)

 Old Style and New Style dates
“Old Style” or “O.S.” after a date means that the date is in the Julian calendar.
“New Style” or “N.S.” means that the date is in the Gregorian calendar, which was adopted by England and the colonies on September 14, 1752.
The “Old Style” follows the Julian manner of computing the months and days, or the calendar established by Julius Caesar, in which the year consists of 365 days and 6 hours.
www.familybooksandcds.com /old_style.htm   (206 words)

 LAT - Online Information article about LAT
In the new position, to which the observer has gone, the zenith is the only point of the heavens he can at once practically find; and the basis for the determination of the time is the constantly but very irregularly varying zenith distance of the sun.
part of the style, which, on account of the two bends, is lower than the lid, projects horizontally out from the cylinder to a distance of i or 12 in.
When all the hour-marks have been placed opposite to their respective dates, then a continuous curve, joining the corresponding hour-points, will serve to find the titne for a day intermediate to those set down, the lid being turned till the style occupy a proper position between the two divisions.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /LAP_LEO/LAT.html   (5725 words)

 CHRISTIAN DATES >>> christian religious dates & holidays
Below are some useful websites that contain in formation and advice on special Christian dates during the year, holidays and other times during the year that are important to Christians.
Calculates the dates of moveable feasts according to the Church of England for any year and provides a days of the week calendar for that year as well.
Old Style and New Style Dates for the Quaker Calendar
www.christianadvice.net /christian-dates.htm   (329 words)

 Old Style and New Style Dates
Communication between England and the Continent was thus prone to ambiguities as far as dates were concerned, due firstly to the difference of ten days (eleven after 1700), and secondly to the different start of the year.
An individual date would be shown as, for example, 3rd March 1733/4 so we are left in no doubt that the date intended was in March 1733 Old Style and 1734 New Style, that is, the month before April 1734.
The date should either be written 20th January 1745 OS (if indeed it was Old Style) or as 20th January 1745/6.
www.genfair.com /dates.htm   (2521 words)

 Wurlitzer 165 catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The date the roll was originally issued is also shown, or an estimated issue date is suggested for rolls of unknown date, when it has been possible to make such an estimate.
It was initially presumed that style 165 rolls were released when the tunes on the rolls were at the height of their popularity, and that the date the tunes were first published would be a good indication of that peak.
For some rolls to which an exact date of issue still cannot be assigned, an estimated issue date is shown, derived from the dates of the tunes on the roll and from the issue dates of the rolls before and after it.
www.wurlitzer-rolls.com   (5292 words)

 Old Style Brick Lighthouses
The historic photo at right shows clearly the difference between old style towers and the towers that replaced them after the Lighthouse Board was appointed in 1852.
One of the best-known old style brick towers is the lighthouse at Ocracoke village on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Throughout the old style period Donahoo seemed to have had a lock on the lighthouse contracts for the Chesapeake Bay, outbidding Lewis consistently.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/lighthouse/types/oldstylebrick.html   (1465 words)

 GeorgiaInfo - Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Thus, a British date of Jan. 1, 1732 might be cited as "Jan. 1, 1732/33"--which would be Jan. 12, 1733 under the Gregorian Calendar.
To give the Gregorian equivalent for every date in history would be a major task (although there are resources that will automatically calculate the conversion).
As a result, most historians simply use the date of whatever calendar was in effect at the time an event happened.
www.cviog.uga.edu /Projects/gainfo/dates.htm   (472 words)

 Old Style and New Style dating:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The result was confusion when dating events and documents in Britain and the American colonies.
Another complication was that under the Julian calendar as used by Britain and Colonial America a new year began on March 25 rather than January 1.
The issue is further complicated by the fact that we do not always know if the dates we find in our sources are true to the Old Style dating or to the double dating - i.e.
home.comcast.net /~rwbaker8/ancestry/odating.htm   (191 words)

 The Calendar Change - Old Style vs. New Style   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
At that time the old Julian calendar was modified to conform more closely to the actual length of the year and seasonal changes.
The difficulty stems from the fact that, before 1752, most dates occurring during the first quarter of the year had to be considered two ways to be accurate.
Consequently the date in those days would be written February 22 1731-2 (1731 by the old style of reckoning and 1732 by the new).
www.longislandgenealogy.com /CalanderChange.html   (302 words)

 The O'Neal Genealogy Association Newsletter
The need for this method of dating was the switch from the Julian (old style) to the Gregorian (new style) calendar.
The actual date of birth for the child born in March is March 23, 1700/01.
Below is a table of old style dates in chronological order, and the equivalent new style date.
www.onealwebsite.com /news0703p4.htm   (407 words)

 2006 Julian calendar / Old style - New style synoptical reference
In order to get the correct dates, it is essential to open the exact year and not another one, because the difference between the two calendars vary between the centuries.
Easter calendars, Orthodox and Catholic dates both old style and new style throughout the centuries
Inter Gravissimas, Issued by Pope Gregory XIII, February 24, 1582 (the date on the document is 1581 because in the past the year begun Mars 25th, not January 1st; that date corresponds actually to 1582)
5ko.free.fr /en/jul.php   (297 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
When New Year was established as starting on 1 January, the terms Old Style and New Style came into use when quoting dates.
The change of the year end in 1752 accompanied the change from the Julian calendar to the new Gregorian calendar.
This had been in line with the old calendar year which ended on 24 March, and so the 1751 financial year did not end until 5 April 1752.
www.originsnetwork.com /help/help-oldnewdates.htm   (222 words)

 Old Style / New Style   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
You may notice, as you are researching the Pilgrims, certain puzzling discrepancies in dates.
In that year, Pope Gregory XIII promulgated a new calendar to bring the manmade calendar back into sync with the actual physical progression of time.
The result of these calendar systems is a dual system of dating, known as "Old Style/New Style." Hence, you may occasionally see a date, such as the date of the Pilgrims landing, referred to as "December 11/21."
www.pilgrimhall.org /OldNew.htm   (320 words)

 Dates in Genealogy
These dates are often seen referred to as "old style" and "new style" dates.
A date such as 12 Feb 1746/7 would indicate the end of 1746 in the "old style" and the early part of 1747 in the "new style".
To assign a calendar date to these, you will need two pieces of information: (1) the date of the feast in that year; and (2) which calendar was in use.
members.aol.com /dianahome/column6.htm   (1459 words)

 Ancestry.co.uk - Recording and Interpreting Dates, Part I
Due to Quaker dating and the calendar change, researchers had converted, unconverted, reconverted, and adjusted the dates they found on other group sheets (several times), leaving both the months and years in substantial disagreement.
I noted in one set of New England town meeting records that the last record in which the year was stated as "in the fifteenth year of his magesties reign" was on 28 February 1775.
Many of the dates in which we are most interested—the dates of baptisms, marriages, and burials—were recorded in churches.
www.ancestry.co.uk /learn/library/article.aspx?article=2205   (997 words)

 History of Nova Scotia, Jan 1700 - Dec 1769
The new fort was named Fort Lawrence.  The outer walls, measuring about 100 metres square, were erected in two days while the workers were under fire from Micmac Indians loyal to the French.
New Brunswick followed a month later, in February 1848; the Province of Canada (a merger of Upper and Lower Canada formed in 1840) in March; Prince Edward Island in 1851; and Newfoundland in 1855.
A proclamation dated 7 October 1763 and signed by King George III, annexed St. John's and Cape Breton Islands to Nova Scotia.  In the case of the former, now known as Prince Edward Island, the action had little significance, for within six years the authorities in England had reconsitiuted it as a distinct province.
www.alts.net /ns1625/nshist02.html   (7178 words)

 CREVIER: Old Style and New Style Dates
Old Style and New Style Dates and the Change to the Gregorian Calendar
If you see a date written as 2nd March 1735/6 you might think it means the year is uncertain even though the date is known.
My article at www.genfair.com/dates.htm explains how this apparent vagueness is actually a means of specifying a date with precision and without ambiguity, and why we need, not only to understand the notation used, but also to use it ourselves if we are to avoid being misunderstood.
www.family.crevier.org /dates   (152 words)

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 Old style / new style dates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Before that date (and this includes the American colonies) the old style Julian calendar was used and the beginning of the year was on 26
To avoid confusion between the old and new style calendars before 1752, dates on this web-site between 1
It was in 1750 (old style) but would have been in 1751 if the year had started on 1
homepage.ntlworld.com /i.c.pidgeon/Genealogy/Dates.htm   (174 words)

 Bulletin of the American Philosophical Society Library, new series
This deficiency was noted in Mike Spathaky, "Old Style and New Style Dates: a Summary for Geneaologists" (1995), posted on Scott Crevier's Family History: Old Style and New Style Dates, http://www.family.crevier.org/dates/.
For further consistency and avoidance of confusion, dating has also been normalized to eliminate Head's use of consecutive years divided by an oblique (or forward slash) to indicate changes in calendar years, as was done for certain Julian dates.
Thus a date of 11 mo. 1 1739/40 has been normalized as 11/1/39, and a date of 1 mo. 11 1739/40 has been normalized as 1/11/40.
www.amphilsoc.org /library/bulletin/20011/footnote3.htm   (2744 words)

 Calendars as seen in Roman or Old and New Style dates
Later, two new months, Januarius and Februarius, were created for this unnamed period and added to the end of the year.
Thenceforth the Julian calendar became known as the Old Style calendar (abbreviated O.S.) and the Gregorian as the New Style (N.S.).
This is the starting point for viewing the combinations of Old Style and New Style calendars that include the modern calculations in parallel with Latin names, Anglo-Saxon names, and English terms.
www.logofiles.com /calendar-hist.html   (1282 words)

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