Do You Double Check Before You Post?

I was writing a blog post about a relative and was certain he was never listed with his actual given name of James in any record.

I was wrong.

He was listed as James in a handful of early records–just not ones after he became an adult.

It’s not just memory that can be wrong. Double check those assumptions you have about history before you post or share them as well–ask yourself “how do I know that? “Do some research and find out.

Sometimes when I do that I realize that I am right. Sometimes I realize I am wrong.

But I usually learn something and my research is better for it.