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Dates are not validated as dates. You can enter a date in any way that you choose, it’s just text.

All these would be accepted:

There isn’t a computer anywhere in the world that could order that list with any degree of confidence. XY Family Tree makes no attempt to use dates in any way except as text, leaving it up to you to choose in which order any siblings should be arranged.

XY Family Tree will show the whole date text in some views but only 4 characters in other views. You can choose whether to use the 4 characters on the left or the 4 characters on the right. You’ll need to be consistent.

That list above would look like this if you choose left

and this if you choose right

You can choose whether to put the year on the left or on the right of a date by using Tools > Options > Date Format.

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