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Mistakes will happen … but confirm & move on

Whilst searching RootsWeb today (another valuable resource), I came across a page which suggested I had made another mistake on an ancestor’s surname.

I had my gt(x3)-grandmother as Ann MEASBY, but the new source suggested it was MEASDY (or MEASDAY). I rechecked her marriage certificate (which I have), and sure enough, I had misread the (poor) handwriting for the father’s (sur)name. Double-checking the witnesses confirmed them as Sarah MEASDY and Charles MEASDY, not the former MEASBY.

Never assume you’re wrong, but never believe only you could be right … I was fortunate enough to have the certificate to double-check and confirm the new source information.

I will update the tree accordingly soon.

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Published in: Genealogy | on May 15th, 2009 | No Comments »

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