Genealogical researchers are reminded to be aware that any record can contain an incorrect piece of information. That’s true. A document can contain 15 pieces of information and 14 of them can be totally correct and that one last piece can be a mistake.
Don’t conclude immediately that something is wrong just because it looks off. Make certain that:
- You have the correct person.
- You’ve transcribed the item correctly.
- You have a good clear image of the record.
- You are understanding all the terminology in the record.
- The other information you have about the person is correct.