JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ethical Questions and Date Discrepancies #general

david fielker <david@...>

It's not only the dead who have hidden their true ages. When I eventually
tracked down a living cousin, I asked her for her date of birth, explaining
that only genealogists were permitted to ask such a question of a lady. She
said she would admit to the date on her driving licence.

Later I found her birth record, which gave a date six years earlier!!

However, in deference I put her preferred date in the family book, with a
note about the driving licence story.

David Fielker
London UK

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