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Does FTM know what date it is?

Discussion in 'Family Tree Maker' started by canadianbeth, May 30, 2021.

  1. canadianbeth

    canadianbeth LostCousins Member

    My sister's ex-husband passed away yesterday. When I entered the date of death into FTM an error message popped up saying the date was in the future. Hmmm...May 29, 2021 is in the future?

    I noticed this another time recently when I entered a date for this year.
     
  2. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Star

    I use FTM but don't normally enter data because I work in Ancestry then sync. However, as an experiment I used a person who didn't have a death date and entered 31 May 2021 in the date field. I didn't get any message.
    I changed the death date to 1 Jun 2021 and got a message to say the date is in the future.

    Have you checked the date in your device?
     
  3. canadianbeth

    canadianbeth LostCousins Member

    Where would I find that?
     
  4. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Star

    If you are using a desk top computer with Windows 10 it should be at the bottom right hand corner. Otherwise I don't know but every device has the date and time in it somewhere.

    Another thought, from my partner so don't blame me if this isn't right - it could be due to time zone, for example at certain times of the day in NZ it is yesterday in the UK
     
  5. canadianbeth

    canadianbeth LostCousins Member

    Oh, I thought meant the date in the program, not my computer. And I suppose it could be due to the time zone. I do not know where the FTM people are but the most likely places are ahead of Calgary.
     
  6. Vicky13

    Vicky13 LostCousins Member

    I have been told that the date FTM uses is the date you opened the program. So if you leave it open for days at a time it can get confused.
     
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