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New member and 1st time research


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Hi all,
just joined today as a first time researcher into my family tree....i'm Paul by the way, I started looking into my fathers side of my family as he was a bit of a mystery man, so far I have found a fair bit of information about him but I am noticing descrepencies in the ages from different census returns and official documents, wedding certs, birth certs ect......the people stay the same as do the areas lived in, the relationships all stay the same but there are age differences by as much as 2 yrs in the census details, are the details in the census to be 100% relied upon or did people embroider the truth as it were?....this has me rather confused to be honest, and a little off putting when thinking of more research.......any info would be of great help, thanks in advance........Paul

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