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Re: What is the "real age" for our ancestors?

Thanks April for your thoughts.

Last night I hit the same kind of thing.

Yesterday I got the DC for my g uncle. I was sure that it would prove how old he was and when he came to Baltimore from Virginia. Since I had the DC from his wife, also from Virginia but another County,I was sure that I had a winner!

I did what the researcher said, I compared all the information that I had: Census records for 1870/80/1900 and the Death Certificates stating how long they both lived in Baltimore etc.

Then I looked at the age of their first child, born in Maryland.

The possibilities were all over the map! :(

1. I'm going to put a lot of faith in the year of their first child being born in Maryland.

2. I'll need a calculator to figure out the rest. :)

4. I will also use my imagination and see if I can put myself in their shoes and see what it could have been in their minds at the time.

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What is the "real age" for our ancestors?
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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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