Re: Romantic relationships in the Old Country #general

Jake Goldstein

At 12:11 AM 4/21/2007, Mimi Katz wrote:
How did you determine that she was 12 or 13? I've found that most of our
ancestors had no idea how old they were. Ages that we deduce for the same
person vary >from record to record. So, unless you've actually got a copy of
her birth record that proves her age, she really could have been several
years older when she got married.
Birth records are not necessarily accurate either. Months or years
could go by before a birth was registered. It is not unusual to
find 2-3 consecutive birth registrations of siblings who weren't

Jake Goldstein
Boston, Mass., USA

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