Talk:Ohio Vital Records
Every kind of transcribed record set has types of errors that are more likely or less likely. I am wondering about the likely/unlikely errors in the Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958 database.
My problem is this:
I have an Edward H. Peck b 1851 in NJ, per census data, who arrived in OH in the mid 1880s. No clue as to his background beyond the NJ. He was a bartender, married into a German immigrant family, and there are no 'family stories' related to where he was from. His son, another Edward H., was married in OH, and the earlier marriage records I have found had no birth location on the groom. Another record set, and later censuses, say he was b OH.
The Ohio Marriage database lists the son's/groom's birthplace as Jersey City NJ.... If the original records that were indexed also included birthplace info for the parents of the groom/bride, then it is possible that the transcriber put the father's birthplace in the spot for the groom's (of the identical name) birthplace. If birthplaces were only noted on the original records for the bride and groom, then I'm really confused.
All other records keep the family in Cleveland for the years from 1885 through 1903. But for some reason, on a bartenders salary, they took a trip to Jersey City in 1891, so they could birth their second son there, and were back in Cleveland in time to be recorded for the all the city directories before and after this birth date.
Any ideas? Were parents' birthplaces also recorded on the original records, but not indexed? Could this be an indexing error?