A few weeks ago I discovered the Taylor Family Association website which includes an extensive family tree. As I was adding this data to my own database (I made sure to cite where it came from) I found a few errors.
If you'll remember, I really didn't have much information about the Taylor line so most of what I copied was new information. I did however already have some information for a John Ammon Taylor. Here's what was listed in the online database:
My own records showed his death date as 19 Feb 1921 and his burial date as 22 Feb 1921. So, I had to ask myself - Where did my information come from? Who was more correct, me or the online database?
The source for my data was John Ammon Taylor's own death certificate, which was made on the day of his death. I have no idea where the information on the online database came from, so guess what I did....
I still added the information to my database! Why? So I know that it's wrong! See how it's crossed out?
This will be helpful for me in the future when I may run across information for a John Ammon Taylor stating his death date incorrectly. I can compare it to what I've already researched and know why I don't agree with that conclusion.