Sponsored By GenealogyBank

12 March 2015

Anyone Can Forget Their Age

When analyzing an age for a relative given in a document, remember that a person can easily be "off" on their age by several years, especially if they are providing the information "off the cuff" or are not thinking clearly when providing it.

And they may never have dreamed that a century later, their descendant would analyzing that age and wondering why it's a few years "off."

1 comment:

  1. Or, on a census form, for example, someone else might have provided the information.