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Upon researching my New Jersey ancestors I have found the birth and marriage dates to be off by one year. After looking at the original microfilm I saw the problem. The dates at the top of the original documents covered a two year span (Example: 1880-1881) going from the middle of one year and lapsing around to the middle of the next year  ( Example: July 1880 -June 1881). the records were indexed using the first year only (Example: 1880), So ,using these examples,  if the ancestor was born between 1 of Jan to 30 of June the year was not adjusted from 1880 to 1881.  Hence, someone born on 1 Jan 1881 was indexed to 1 Jan 1880. 

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