Kempton Ward is described as born in 1841. Did you mean he was born in 1641?

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it appears so - thanks for pointing it out.
The birth year has been edited out and the Profile Privacy level is now Open.

Thanks again for notingthe discrepancy.
Thanks Paul!

Only thing is I disagree about deleting the birth year altogether. I'd rather have a guess than nothing.

I spend a lot of time looking for matches, and I add estimated birth dates when none are given to help with the process (e.g., if I'm searching for Kempton Ward born 1580, I'd know that Ward-2594 born about 1641 wasn't a match, and if I saw another Kempton Ward born about the same time, I'd compare them and maybe find a match I wasn't looking for).

Am I doing wrong by adding guesses?

Thanks again, Liz
Liz, I do the same thing. As I've explained elsewhere, I estimate birth dates by looking at marriage dates; subtract 25  years for males and 20 years for females (when working on colonial new england).

Frankly, I continue to feel that empty birth fields should be disallowed. ;-)

 

p.s. I added an est. birth year to kempton ward and commented out Paul's comment-- it's still there in Edit mode; I was concerned it would confuse readers.

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