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09 August 2013

Are the Steps and Halfs Mixed Up?

Did that obituary confuse the half-siblings, step-siblings, and the full siblings? An estate settlement will be concerned about the accuracy of those relationships, an obituary, being a less formal document, may not be. Always consider the possibility that relationships in an obituary may not be entirely correct.


  1. This is so true. But I believe that many genealogists are really puzzle junkies at heart and love to sort out the "mess". *grin*

  2. I've tried for over 29 yr's to find my Gr-Grandfather, Benjamin J. Kirkpatrick, and Still running into Dead Ends, the positive things that I do have is the 1900 & 1910 census, and the later one (1910) said he was 72 yr's old!! I am beginning to think that an UFO had picked him for a picnic !!