Do You Hear What I Hear?

Your relative answered a question for the census, death certificate, etc. Before you think they were simply dreaming up an answer, consider the other possibilities:

  • did they understand the question?
  • did they speak the language?
  • were they even really listening?
  • were they hard of hearing?
  • were they lying?
  • had someone else lied to them?

There are many reasons why a piece of information may be wrong. Be open to other possibilities besides your first conclusion.


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