I have seen in all of the years of my genealogical research countless errors and straight out lies.
When my mother died, there was a huge error in her obituary. I called the newspaper and they agreed to make the corrections.
A few days later, the corrected information showed up, and I assumed that everything was alright and that there was nothing left to do on my part.
If only I had known then what I know now.
Simply making the correction with the newspaper is not enough. You will need to call the funeral home so that the records they submit on behalf of your family member will be correct. You may have to furnish proof of the information that you are providing, but in the long run, you will be very glad that you did so.
Even now, 2 decades after the death of my mother, I will run into the error of her birth date. It is frustrating and I am still in the process of correcting this error. What are some errors that you have discovered in your research and what have you done to correct them?
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