If you're like me, you've pondered the names of the months at one point or another. Especially those at the end of the year that have numerical prefixes (sept, oct, nov, dec). And if you have Quakers in your family history, you might be wondering why some of the dates aren't matching up with other records you have for certain individuals. After all, few, if any, Quaker records were recorded using the actual name of the month. Rather, they were recorded using the number of the month. But there is an easy explanation as to why some things might not be adding up!