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Use for questions where two or more sources of evidence separately support conclusions that cannot be simultaneously true. A conflict needs to be resolved.

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Why would the filing date of a birth certificate be prior to the date of birth?

My grandmother's birth certificate states her date of birth as December 21, 1914. At the bottom there are two dates. One appears to be a filing date, and the other I am not sure I understand the ...
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Is George Bismark Foster the son of Dr James W Foster and Arabella?

I've been struggling with finding the parents to George Bismark Foster with a high degree of confidence. The death certificate for George Bismark Foster shows he died in Crosby, Minnesota on 9 Feb ...
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Resolving conflicts between conclusions of different researchers (internet & professional historian)?

One of my ancestors was named John White. He was a very early settler of Ohio, marrying Priscilla Devol in 1790 when Ohio was still part of the Northwest Territory. Here is a timeline with some ...
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Conflict between Kent Online Parish Records and database - which to believe?

I have an ancestor, William Vollins or Vallins, who I believe was the son of Richard Vollins and Mary (Bowler), b 1777 in St Mary Cray, Kent (near Orpington). There are many other Vollins/Vallins ...
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What is a plausible explanation for this inconsistency?

In the 1910 census, I have a family headed by Elias Riback (b. 1876), with wife Sophia (b. 1873) and children Annie (b. 1898), Harry (b. 1902), Bessie (b. 1904), David (b. 1906), and Bernard (b. 1908)....
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How should I deal with conflicting information?

How should I record and report information which conflicts (e.g. differing birth dates for what I believe to be the same person)?
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