Do the Math

This was a comment posted by one of our Facebook fans, but it makes for an excellent tip of the day.

Do the dates “fit?” Can the parent be having children at that age? Are they too old? Are they too young?
Are the parents dying before the children are born? A father can die 6 months before the child is born, but a mother dying 6 years before the child is born is not possible.
Genealogy isn’t connecting the dots (well, most of the time), but often it is about the numbers.