I have an ancestor for whom I have very little information for. I am trying to identify the exact birth date for this person. I have a death certificate which lists the birth date as "May 1st", however the gravestone for this person lists "May 4". I am certain that the numbers were readable, so there is definitely a discrepancy in the dates.
Which record should be trusted more? I know that the family supplies the date for both the death certificate and the gravestone, however I would suggest the family would be more concerned that it be correct on the gravestone, as the death certificate might be created in haste.
Is there general guidance for this?
For those who may be curious, attached below are the records.
I missed it before, but the year of the birthdate is actually different by 1 as well. (1962 on the gravestone and 1961 on the death certificate) I am actually more concerned about the year than the actual date, of course.