JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Registration card vs. marriage license #general

Trudy Barch

Hi genners,

I have recently been researching the WWI draft registration cards.

Can I use the birthdate information on the card as a primary source?
The censuses only estimate birth years and change with each census.
(very frustrating to say the least). My maternal grandfather's marriage
license >from Chicago in 1910 gives a different age and birthyear altogether.

Which is probably more accurate - registration card or the marriage license?

Thank you,

Trudy Barch
Homewood, Illinois (suburb of Chicago)

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