It certainly does.
while I realize that record was much more "casual" then it is today, I never realized HOW CASUAL.
Not that it probably would have mattered but it would have been nice to the same spelling of my family name on more than one document/report (16 and counting).
I do wonder how much of it was "white lies" and how much was the people recording the information.
It has been a fascinating study of, not only my own family, but a history on how record keeping was in the late 19th and first half the 20th century.
I've always been a great study of Baseball history and records can be sparatic the further back you go but, compared to this, they are downright spot on.