17 Nov 2020  • 

Separating and Merging Identities of Same-named Men


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Can the same man die twice? Two different probates years apart appear to be for different men, but they are not. Research into probate records .. Read more revealed more men by the same name. Each man’s identity needed to be developed to distinguish them from each other. This case study uses probate records, deeds, census records, newspapers, tax rolls, town records, newspapers, neighborhoods, and handwriting analysis to distinguish these men. Learn ways to distinguish same-named men as well as warnings of how identities can be incorrectly conflated.

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