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6 Tips for Proving Your Ancestor’s Identity (+ Common Errors)

Many beginning genealogists are advised to be aware of the mistake called “the name’s the same.” That phrase refers to finding someone in a source—perhaps a census or tax record—and assuming they’re the person of interest simply because they have the same name. But that’s not always the case, as many people (even within one community) could have the same name. This creates a problem of identity.


Source: Family Tree

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