Re: NYC Death Index/Wilhelmina KORN #general


Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

I searched Steve Morse's http://stevemorse.org/vital/nydeath.html and got this
result on IGG's italiangen.org:

Surname Given Name Age Month Day Year Certificate# County Born
Kuhn Wilhelmina 999y Dec 30'21 1922 29 Queens 922 - 923

A search of italiangen.org directly gave this result:

Surname Given Name Age Month Day Year Certificate# County Soundex
Kuhn Wilhelmina 999y Dec 30'21 1922 29 Queens K500

Either a data entry or OCR error in the IGG database caused her age to appear as
999 years. That error forces Steve's program to miscalculate her birth year
because his program subtracts age >from death date. The error isn't that the
birth year results in a miscalculated age but the other way around.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY
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Subject: Wilhelmina KORN, NYC Death Index
From: "Sharon R. Korn" <s.r.korn@sbcglobal.net>

Thanks to the many people who have made suggestions to help with my search
for the death certificate of Wilhelmina KORN, who died in 1922. In the
course of looking for possible misspellings of her name, a listing turned up
for a Wilhelmina KUHN who died in December 1921. The NYC Death Index has a
typo which estimates her date of birth as 922-923 rather than 1922-1923,
resulting in her age showing as 999 years. In a previous search, my
great-grandfather Jacob JACOBSON's age was listed on his death certificate
as 56 rather than 66, so the death index was wrong for a different reason.
(The tombstone was right.) If you don't have success searching with a
person's age, you might want to eliminate that >from your search.>>

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