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31 January 2014

Sometimes You Have to Check for Yourself

It never hurts to look at a record yourself. A cousin years ago told me they had read a church record of a baptism and that it indicated the first child of a couple was born out of wedlock. There was not a mystery "first father." The cousin had misread the name.

Or else they liked to add a little drama. I'm not certain.

But viewing the record myself took care of the "first father" and got to the bottom of the matter.

1 comment:

  1. Not being able to read the old writing can lead to mistaken results, as well as not knowing the full meaning of the use of "old time" wording.