Hungary SIG #Hungary Re:Censii and Vital records integrity #hungary
Vladimir Bohinc <konekta@...>
Such discrepances may be disturbing, but are worth of careful analysis.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Very often I found a family in a 1869 Census, where apparently all or some
of the children were not born by the wife ( age discrepancy) registered in
the Census, but obviously by first wife, which died before Nov.1869.
Jozsef and Yehuda is the same man.
Simon and Samuel are also being used for the same person, although not so
In marriage records, one has to be careful too; to "be from" and being "born
in" are not always the same places.
With female given names there can be instances, where several names appear.
The best thing to do is just to keep them all tied to one person and wait
till all records are exhausted and then take the most probable version. The
younger the records ( death for example) the better the chance is, that the
name will be correct.
To positively identify one person in relation to others only a name is not
enough. There must be several cross references to have it confirmed.
Nove Mesto nad Vahom
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