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30 April 2010

An Error May be an Error

Before you overly analyze that incorrect marital status in a census, before you get all "fussed up" over an incorrect place of birth, consider the possibility that what is wrong is simply an error.

Sometimes our ancestors do lie.

But sometimes people just make mistakes.

We were not there when they gave the information and when it got written down. Sometimes a mistake is just a mistake.

Something to think about before we go making up some grand reason behind the discrepancy.