Re: Coincidence? #general

Peter Cohen

When you examine New York City death certificate (and other records) of Eastern European immigrants, you will find that a very high percentage of those that give an exact date of birth claim they were born on the 15th. Also, far more people claim they were born December 25th than are likely to have actually been born that day. Take the dates of birth of Eastern European immigrants with a grain of salt.  They are still useful, in that they are an approximation of the person's age and allow you to determine if the person in the record is far too old or young to be the person you are looking for.
Peter Cohen

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