Years Can Easily Be Off

This World War I draft card for Malerbi Alighiero indicated he was born in 1916. It’s clearly an error on the part of the registrant. It’s easy for a clerk (or anyone else) to make an error such as this. Transcribe the document as written and use the word “sic” to indicate that there is clearly an error:

The card for Alighiero indicated he was born in 1916[sic]

That way someone knows you did not make a transcription error.

And if you think a World War I draft registrant could have been born in 1916, a review of world history is in order.

 

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