Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Unique Brickwall Solution

The GenealogyInTime Magazine has an article about a study of marriage ages for men and women in the United States that leads to an interesting way to infer a missing birthdate for a spouse.

The article provides a graph and chart that shows, for different time periods, the typical age difference between husband and wife. So, if you have nothing else to go on, this gives you a way to form a working hypothesis about the birth date of one spouse if you know the birth date of the other. It won’t necessarily be precisely accurate, but it will give you a date to guide your research efforts.

You can read the article at Marriage and Age Differences .

The study itself was conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.

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