Sophia Goodman

The Challenge: Official Record Keepers Aren’t Infallible

A client at the Greenwich Senior Center and I wrote for the long-form of his father’s 1884 birth certificate, looking for his grandmother’s maiden name. We hit a dead end looking for a Sophia Goodman (a search on led to her obituary and proved she was Goodwin, not Goodman, as the registrar had erroneously recorded).