Some documents have several dates associated with them. Make certain that you clearly indicate what each date is.
A deed may have a date of signing, a date of acknowledgement, and a date of recording.
A will may have a date of signing and a date that it was proven in court.
There is the official census date and the date on which the actual census was taken.
Record the dates as specifically as you can. This can reduce confusion.
© Michael John Neill, “Genealogy Tip of the Day,” http://genealogytipoftheday.blogspot.com, 7 Oct 2012.