An attorney in New England had a land title contest he was working to resolve. He had to go back to the early 1900's in Connecticut to assemble the family tree he needed. He did a masterful job tracing the family and then ordered all the vital records from State of Connecticut Vitals. He presented everything to the opposing attorney, who examined everything and then said "This can't be the correct family. According to this one birth record the parents were from Australia!"
I was called in to figure it out. Instead of going to State Vitals I went to the town hall where the original birth records were issued. Upon further investigation of additional family records the parents were from Austria.
The devil can be in the details. It pays to take the extra step and look at the originals.