Sunday, March 29, 2015

18. Don't Rely On Your Elders Memories!

  About ten years ago, as I was assembling my Darrah Book, I interviewed my Aunt Peg and my Aunt Pearl about the family. One of them (I'm not remembering who) said that her sister Mary was married three times, and the name of her second husband was Albert Wise. I recorded that name but couldn't verify it in time, so I used it in my book. Well, guess what? Right, wrong name! I ran across the marriage record just yesterday as some new resources came on line. Now I can fix my error. Watch out for that sort of thing-verify, verify!!

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