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determine birth date from birth certificate or baptism?

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determine birth date from birth certificate or baptism?

Posted: 2 Mar 2013 10:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Mar 2013 6:48AM GMT
Hi. In the olden days (1880's to be exact), how common was it for the midwife to record the wrong date of birth? My great grandpa was born in Cleveland, Ohio. His birth certificate says January 1, 1887. However, his baptism says December 31, 1886. On every other record I can find years after his birth (1900 census, WWI Draft, Death Certificate) all say December 31. But his son told me that they always celebrated it on the 1st! I'm very confused about it. I personally lean towards December 31. Any opinions ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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rpytak 3 Mar 2013 5:30AM GMT 
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jmyoung365 3 Mar 2013 11:05PM GMT 
rpytak 3 Mar 2013 11:20PM GMT 
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