From: Carol firstname.lastname@example.org
My father's stone is wrong for his birth year because the Army (WWI) used his christening date. My mother went with that. I had a copy of the original birth record but she did not ask me. Why would she? Not doing research, she did not recognize the difference. Stones are certainly important but they are not necesarily the last word. No pun intended.
Thanks for providing additional insight about the problems genealogists face when relying solely on tombstone for evidence about our ancestors. See also: Cemetery research videos.
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