When searching for ancestors it’s always good to locate a death certificate but when you do find it don’t always count on it being correct even though it is a legal document.
Perfect example is the death certificate I came across while search my Richardson side of my family. I located a Wesley H. Richardson, when I looked at the death certificate the death date and parents matched my information.
While I was looking at the cause of death what caught my eye had me doing a double take. Instead of his sex being listed as male it had him listed as a female.
I have searched hundreds of death certificates and this the first one that I found that had the deceased the wrong gender. Even though death certificates can bring us a gold mine of information you still need to look them over and confirm the information.