I'm sure I have an important match to open up my family tree, but first name is slightly different a
So I have an Evelyn in my family tree that was married in May 1906 at age 24, according to a county record. I found an Elvie, who was born August 1880 according to multiple census years. So the first name is different (but maybe a shortform) and Elive would have been 25, not 24. But maybe the 24 written is just a mistake on a one-line marriage log?
But here's where there are too many matches to ignore...
- Elvie was born in the same subsection of a county in Canada as where Evelyn was born.
- Both have the same parent's first names (no last names on the marriage log to help be sure).
- The father is listed as a farmer in both the census and marriage (though everyone there probably was).
- It was a Baptist marriage, and the census lists the family religion as Baptist.
Should I treat this as a match? Or is it not conclusive enough with that one year discrepancy and not having parent's last names on both records? It feels like too much coincidence, but I don't want to believe in an incorrect ancestry!