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11 April 2009

Places of Birth at the Time of the Record

Remember that birthplaces in census and other records may have been written down as they were at the time the record was created, not the time the birth took place. At different times, my ancestor indicated she was born in Prussia, Hanover, or Germany. This was because of who was "ruling" the village where she was born at the time of the census or other record. It may just seem like great-great-grandma was confused when she really was not.

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