Hi! I was not aware of the anime date until you added it here on the wiki. I immediately found the episode online and it only confirmed what you added here. We can build on that information to create a timeline for the anime universe. I think Anne was 11 (like in the book) at the time of her arrival to Green Gables so the first episode of the anime must take place in 1897. Then we can track down the other references to complete the timeline.
For the novel timeline, I recommend the Dating clues section on this page. We use Rilla of Ingleside as the main reference point because it specifically states it is set during World War I. Then we went back in time, using the ages of Anne's children for reference – Rilla's age being the most obvious one. That way we calculated Anne's birth year to be 1865.
You cannot find this year in the books. Rilla of Ingleside was the first book to specify the time setting and the previous novels would only vaguely imply the story takes place in the late 19th century. There are some articles which present another timeline, based on other references from the books – such as the use of electricity or the introduction of telephone. These occurred much later in the real life than the proposed 1870s/80s setting for the first three novels. Montgomery most likely decided to use the WW1 setting after experiencing the war herself – and she did not consider the references she made in her previous books.
Finally, the birthdate. From the books we only know Anne was born in March. The prequel novel Before Green Gables specifically states Anne was born on March 5. Some adaptations (like Green Gables Fables and Project Green Gables) decided to use this information and their counterparts of Anne celebrate their birthdays on March 5 too.
Hey! I noticed that there has been categories & articles created for animals featured in the books but also in animated series. I was wondering if that applies for Road to Avonlea & Anne with an E? Or let me rephrase the question, would it be okay to create articles for animals & pets featured in those to adaptations? For example the horse Belle in AWAE? Or is that seen as non-relevant information?
Hi! Yes, of course it would be alright! Even ideal! If the animal / pet has a name or a significant part in the plot, then go ahead. To give you some examples - Belle and Burty in AWAE, maybe even the fox in Season 2. I have only seen Season 1 of RtA but I recall there should be a dog named Digger and horse named Blackie.
Yes, I just noticed that you've polished them a bit. Hope they weren't all too messy! When mentioning something that has taken place in an episode, I'm supposed to make a reference & then in the reference list just write the episode title & link to the episode article, is that correct?
For the most part, they were OK. There were some tiny issues with the new articles - the Sullivan live-action pages have yellow infoboxes. I have a tip regarding editing new / empty pages. What I usually do is that I copy the code from the Source mode of already existing article from the same universe (like Eliza Ward) and paste it into the new page. Change the necessary details and there you have it!
Regarding the references. All the pages should have a Reference section and "reflist" template. If they don't have them, feel free to add them. :) Currently, we don't have many references on our pages but we've started using them for the timelines and sometimes even for the character pages. The references for episodes should look like those I edited yesterday. - "Episode title" (No italics, quotation marks). For films - name of the film in italics. For books... well, we have a whole guide for that.
Hi! I am not really sure myself. I think the year 1887 was added by one of our users because they had found this information on the official Sullivan Entertainment website. However, there are many inconsistencies within the SE timeline.
AoGG: The Sequel is set in 1902 – as mentioned in the newspaper article about the Mary, Queen of Scots production. At that time, Anne was 18. It means she was born in 1884 and came to Green Gables in 1897 when she was 13. Anne and Gilbert get engaged the following year (1903).
The year 1903 is generally believed to be the starting point of Road to Avonlea series. There are some mentions of Marilla visiting Anne and her newborn baby. This makes perfect sense when we consider Anne and Gilbert's recent engagement. Marilla dies in Season 3, which takes place in 1905 or 1906.
However, AoGG: The Continuing Story starts in 1915, claiming it takes place 5 years after AoGG: The Sequel. During that time, Anne was supposedly engaged to Gilbert and worked as a teacher in the Hopetown Asylum. The year of their engagament is changed to 1910 and her birth year would be 1891/92. In this timeline, Gilbert's birth year as written on his tombstone (1890) would also make sense.
Moreover, the new timeline ignores the existence of Road to Avonlea and the canon introduced in its episodes – Anne's baby, Marilla's death or the fact that RtA ends a year or two before WW1 and covers approximately 10 years of life in Avonlea. If Anne had been engaged in 1910, she would have gone to school with the King children and been taught by Hetty King, instead of Mr. Phillips and Miss Stacy.
In conclusion, I don't know. The year 1887 is obviously not correct and 1890 works only in the timeline used in Anne 3 and 4.
Wow, what a confused timeline Sullivan has created lol. I wished they would've just built on the canon established in Road to Avonlea, instead of just doing whatever they wanted in Continuing Story. And A New Beginning completely ignores the canon established from Anne 1 (the only reason to watch in my opinion is to see Rachel Lynde and Hetty King once more).
Aw well, thank you very much for your detailed explantation of this muddle timeline. I guess I can add his middle name, "John", to his page since that can't be contradicted.
Hello, nice to meet you. I found a picture of Blair Stanley's gravestone  on an old website. I think the birth year says 1864, but I can't be sure. I'm not even sure if this counts as canon, so I thought I would tell an admin first.
Hi! I would say it counts as canon if it's displayed within the actual episode (such as John Blythe's gravestone in Anne with an E). I cannot tell from this picture. It could be both 1861 or 1864. Maybe try rewatching the episodes and find a better view of the writings?
Don't worry, you did nothing wrong. The thing is that we already have this picture uploaded to this wiki - with a different name and in a better quality. (File:2017 202 AnneDiana.jpg) We really appreciate new pictures, but we have to delete them from time to time in case they are duplicates of those we already have.
Hello again. Seems you have a lot of questions. I'll try to answer all of them for you to have a clear idea. :)
Currently, we have more than 6,000 images. They are promo pictures or stills from the adaptations, photos of actors, or even the book covers. The pictures are sorted into numerous categories based on who/what is depicted in them. This way we can keep track of all the images we have and they can be browsed content-wise. There could be 2 versions of the same picture but imagine the amount of data in our galleries if all the 6,000 unique pictures were here multiple times. We aim to have every picture only once, in the best possible quality. We don't want unnecessary duplicates because of the website capacity.
If you use a picture from your computer (doesn't matter if in the comments or white editing a page), it is automatically uploaded to the Wiki.
Your picture would not have taken the place of its duplicate. It was just added as a completely new file. Because of that, I had to delete yours as we already had the picture in better quality on this Wiki. It is also included in the episode gallery. The Wiki algorithm cannot recognize similar pictures, but it can warn you if you attempt to upload exactly the same picture as we already have (the same resolution and quality) or if you want to upload a file of the same name as we already have. Every picture needs to have its specific name as we are not allowed to have two of the same name.
You CAN use pictures in your comments, although it is not very common here among our users. You can use any picture from our galleries you like. OR you can upload your own picture if we don't have it already. That's why our pictures are placed in the galleries and categories so you can easily find out if we have it or not.
Using pictures in the comments is not restricted based on the film adaptation. Feel free to use them.
I will edit your former comment using our picture so that you can have it there.
Wiki is not just a casual forum. It is like Wikipedia. An online encyclopedia dedicated to the works of L.M. Montgomery and the Anne of Green Gables adaptations. We mostly try to create pages covering information from all of the sources. Forum is just one of the many possibilities here.