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Are You My Cousin?: Don't Believe Everything You Read

Are You My Cousin?

Discovering My Ancestors -- One Cousin at a Time

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I tell the stories of my ancestors’ lives. Whether they lived 20 years ago or 200 years ago, they each have a story to tell. Some ancestors tell their stories willingly. Others must have their stories carefully teased from the records. Sometimes the stories are sad. Sometimes the stories are happy. Sometimes the stories are just funny. Regardless, my ancestors’ stories shaped their lives and the lives of those that followed. Come and share in the tales!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Don't Believe Everything You Read


I found this recently. It's my grandmother's marriage certificate. At first glance everything looked in order and matched what she had told me as far as dates and locations were concerned. Her maiden was spelled out including her middle name. However, the groom's name is WRONG! The groom listed is actually my great grandfather, my grandmother's father-in-law. Her husband's name (my grandfather) is not to be found on the document.

Human error strikes again!

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Blogger Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

This is just wild! I've read a lot of marriage certificates but never run across this error before.
Evelyn in Montreal

December 12, 2009 at 12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my father,s birth certificate has the right father and wrong last name for the mother. apparently there was another person same name , same fathers name same first name for the mother born the day before my father. He was born in 1912 in a small town. apparently when he got the record , he never realized it was for another person. So, I have a differant mans birth certificate!! lol

December 4, 2011 at 3:06 PM  

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