Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ages on Tombstones

When you are looking at ages on tombstones, be careful not to just take the number at face value. When the stone says "died in her 27th year" that does not mean she was 27 years old - she was actually 26. If someome dies in their first year they haven't reached age 1 year yet. This was something that it took me along time to realize and I had to go back through my cemetery website and family files and make many changes.

When transcribing tombstones and other records make sure you write all the information down and don't make assumptions.

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