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Parents death date before child birth date

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Parents death date before child birth date

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 2:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Although I've dabbled in family history a few years ago, its only recently I've really started to look at my family tree and I've now worked my way back to before 17th Century downa few blood lines.

As I get back to 1600's and before, I've noticed that many family trees contain death/birth dates that cannot correspond. I've therefore been reluctant to add them to my tree. For example I have several fathers who have died (according to other trees) before their children have been born.

Is this normal? I'm wondering if it is just a mis-transcribing of the original documentation? Should I add this info to my family tree or not?

Any advice gratefully received as this is all rather new and quite exciting!!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
kate7632 25 Feb 2012 9:16PM GMT 
robmoff 25 Feb 2012 10:01PM GMT 
rickathedj 27 Feb 2012 5:18AM GMT 
Jeremy Abbott 26 Feb 2012 8:37PM GMT 
kate7632 29 Feb 2012 8:04PM GMT 
dcsmith 3 Mar 2012 12:37AM GMT 
gratop 3 Mar 2012 5:09AM GMT 
kate7632 10 Mar 2012 9:13PM GMT 
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