Handy Tips and Tricks
~The formula for figuring birthdate from headstones
Our President, Melanie, volunteers at the Old City Cemetery http://www.cityofsacramento.org/ccl/cemetary/index.cfm and this formula has helped her. She offers it here for your use.
If a person died May 6, 1889 at age 71 years, 7 months and 9 days:
Year, day, month of death (yyyymmdd)
-710709 Subtract age at death (yymmdd)
-8870 Subtract constant 8870
18170927 Born 27 Sept. 1817 (yyyymmdd)
~How to tell which cousin is which
Check out this video from Got Genealogy's Lisa Lee to help you decide if they are your first, second or once-removed cousins.