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|Subject: Even the records get it wrong.||Date: 11/30/2012 11:44 AM|
|Author: Windowseat||Number: 741 of 787|
There was one of those little waving leafs on an ancestor this morning, so I took a look. And while I was looking it finally dawned on me that the person I was looking at could not possibly be the mother of several of the children listed as being hers, mainly because she'd been dead for several years before they were born. So I carefully changed their mother's name and linked them to the right person.
Then I happened to take a closer look at the older children of that first mother, and realized she couldn't be their mother either, because she was much too young to be their mother. (That still left her with several children of her own). So I checked records and finally decided that the three older children must have been the father's siblings rather than his children.
But I was also checking to see if any of the record books had the correct information, and some did.
Then I got to the last child to be mentioned, and I discovered that even the New Hampshire Marriages book has the wrong parents listed. But if the birthdate is right, everyone has to be wrong.
I switched him over to the new parents, but I'm going to have to write a lengthy comment regarding his parentage.
Has this ever happened to you?
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