Finally – I’m working on my centennial certificate application. What I’ve found is quite surprising! One of my relatives died during childbirth of the oldest child! Then I found another child born with two different names on the same date! I have documentation! Apparently somebody entered invalid information in my genealogy program! Who?!? ME?!? Couldn’t be!

Wonder how many years I would have left my research this way! Proof is in the documents! NOT in my gene program. And I thought I had these four generations completed! Yes the mother died during child birth – I had attached that information to the wrong child. Yes – twins. I hadn’t looked at this for years!

Answer!! Fill out an application. Apply for that certificate. You will then verify that you’ve married your documentation to your family group sheets! UGH! – Sue Irvine

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