JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: #general

ronald Wallace

Someone posed the question as to why a birth date would appear as 00
for the year when looking on the site

The answer is pretty simple. There are many people out there as I have
found during my research for relatives who are paranoid, and I mean
paranoid about their privacy. They refuse at any time and on any forms to
divulge their whole address or dates of birth. One distant cousin uses a
P.O. box for his mail so that no one knows where he lives. The actual
month and day of birth is probably impossible to conceal, but the year
probably is, hence the fact that the year appears as 00 but that is a
cover for not disclosed.

Ronny Wallace
Mendham, NJ

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