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Old 24 November 2018, 05:28 PM
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Gravestones are often inaccurate.
Should I use them as a Source or just as a Picture?
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Old 25 November 2018, 12:23 AM
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Gravestones are often inaccurate.
Should I use them as a Source or just as a Picture?
I use them as a source. Obits, death certificates, censuses, etc., are also often inaccurate. I consider them all sources and use them together to draw conclusions about the person, which also may or may not be accurate.
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Old 25 November 2018, 01:14 AM
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Gravestones are often inaccurate.
Should I use them as a Source or just as a Picture?
They're both.

No type of source is invariably correct. Gravestones are better sources of death dates than they are birth dates, because they are a contemporary record of the former.
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Old 25 November 2018, 09:35 PM
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Thank you for your insight. I will use them as one of the sources.
Thanks again,
Kevan
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