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I'm in the process of setting up a family website to feature old photos and home movies (images from 1900 on).

A blog format would seem to be ideal for this, so that on an index page I could add summary blocks that would sort by date, or by who's in each photo, etc. 

But I'm running into trouble as I'm trying to date these posts, as Squarespace's scroll-through calendar (to "schedule" or "publish" posts) doesn't allow for any dates earlier than January 1, 1970.

Is there some kind of work-around for this? I guess I could date each post using a "tag" or some other data, but ideally it'd be great for the post itself to have a date that corresponds with the content of the old family photos.

Thanks for any advice you can offer!

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4 hours ago, AshleyTrailrunner said:

I'm in the process of setting up a family website to feature old photos and home movies (images from 1900 on).

A blog format would seem to be ideal for this, so that on an index page I could add summary blocks that would sort by date, or by who's in each photo, etc. 

But I'm running into trouble as I'm trying to date these posts, as Squarespace's scroll-through calendar (to "schedule" or "publish" posts) doesn't allow for any dates earlier than January 1, 1970.

Is there some kind of work-around for this? I guess I could date each post using a "tag" or some other data, but ideally it'd be great for the post itself to have a date that corresponds with the content of the old family photos.

Thanks for any advice you can offer!

I think we can only use work around for this situation, either you can create 3 tags for month, date and year indicator or store the data in excerpt, then use javascript to sort the data

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