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HOW TO FIGURE A BIRTHDATE 
REMEMBER THIS NUMBER: 8870 

This is not an error: It is the number to remember when you want to find the 
birthdate of someone when you only have the date of death and age.
How do you figure the birthdate? 
Suppose the person died May 6, 1889, at the age of 71 years, 7 months, 9 days.
1. Write the year, month, day as:->18890506
2. Subtract the age at death:------->710709
3. This gives the figure:--------->18179797
4. Now subtract 8870:----------------->8870
5. The result is:----------------->18170927
Year 1817, 9th month (Sept), 27th day or 27 Sept, 1817
 
      Source: Platte Co, MO Historical/Genealogical Society