Posted 25 May 2013 - 09:33 PM
For example, one ancestor was sixty years old when died per his death record; however, per the age information listed on his marriage record, he was seventy-two years old when he died.
Any suggestion how handle and document events such as this one.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Posted 25 May 2013 - 09:56 PM
Plus, the marriage age was most likely given by the person themselves. The death record age was given by someone else.
Either record could have errors. Do you have any other sources, census, etc.?
You could put the Birth date as a range, between 1900 and 1912. Or you could use the marriage estimated year.
I would explain the conflicts in sources in the Birth note.
Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:50 PM
Thanks, it makes sense to explain the conflicts with a source citation comment.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:36 AM
My way of doing conflicting information found...
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 01:28 PM
That might be better in this case than using between.