Of a death certificate and a gravestone, which record should be trusted more in determining birth date? is a similar question and I was interested in rolling out my own question on this subject.
My family in Spain provided this photo of my Great Great Grandmother's tombstone:
As you can see it clearly states that she died on 27-4-1943. Now, today I received her death certificate directly from the Spain Registry Office and the date that her death was reported was:
This says in part:
... del dia veintiocho de abril de mil novocientos cuarenta y cuatro, ...
In English that means 28 April 1944. Further down the certificate it states that she died ayer which means yesterday. This would make her date of death 27 April 1944.
Thus the date of her death is exactly a year out.
How can this kind of major difference come about?