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24 January 2011

Reading the Name Again

Years ago a distant relative interpreted the name of a child of an ancestor as "Pine." Decades later another relative viewed the original record and determined that the old script did not read "Pine," it actually read "Jane."

Needless to say, there are still databases today that insist the child was named Pine. Sometimes it pays to go back and doublecheck--even someone who you think knows what they are doing.