Following my last article, There are Records and then there are Records, I have been contacted by a reader who quite legitimately questioned my rationale behind a statement I made with reference to the birth of Susanna Ford.
The point of concern was the fact that the source upon which I was relying, that is the birth certificate of Susanna Ford, was in fact a ‘collective’ record rather than an ‘individual’ record of Susanna’s birth. The point being made, how can I assert that such record is correct given the number of years between those who appear on the collective record? This is a thoughtful question and deserve a considered response particular given the subject matter of the previous article.
My latest article may be accessed here.