Have you found different information for your ancestor on different documents?

Do not assume that any particular document has the correct information.  And, don’t automatically assume that you have a different person if the information is different.

Sometimes census records give different places of birth. The same records may give different ages, occupations, and other family members.  The two census records may be about the exact same person – information given by two different people.

Do not assume that just because the information doesn’t quite match that you are finding an entirely different person.