JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: errors in death certificates. A biggie! #general

David Rubin

iraleviton@... >writes:

Martha Lev-Zion's message is a useful reminder that anything is possible -
there can be errors in almost any kind of document, and that corroborating
evidence should be sought whenever possible. Just because it's written,
even in dark ink or in stone, doesn't mean that it's so, or was so.
That reminds me - one of these days I'm going to correct the error on
my mother's death certificate - the error that I made when I gave
information to the funeral director.
Hello all,

We think Martha and Ira made their point very clear. When one is
questioned about the death of a close relative, they are grieving, and
not concerned or focused on facts that might be on documents stored
away. And this is of greater importance when relating to Jewish Genealogy.

Death certificates for immigrants along with grave markers, are some
of the least accurate sources of information. If there are other
recorded sources they should override the above sources.

There are always exceptions.

David Rubin and Mrs. Rubin