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.