The Romans had very good records. That is why we know that certain aspects of the Christmas story was bullshit. For example, though the Romans did have some censuses, they did not have one anywhere near the time of Jesus' birth. Nor did people have to return to the cities of their birth for these censuses.<quoted text>That little insult tactic isn't gonna work, boo-boo!! Anyway U were the one (if I'm not mistaken) that suggested that the Romans didn't have records of Hebrew events...even though there are figures from both sides having intermingled, i.e. Jewish priests and Roman senators and guards, Caesar, Herod, Pilate, and Saul all have interconnected with Jesus, Peter, Mary, Judas, and John the baptist all at separate points of time within that window of history...yet the Hebrews kept full record of these exchanges. The Romans governed over the Hebrew people at that time which is historical fact so why would the Romans deny the history of its dealings with the Hebrews?!
So that is two strikes against the Luke version of the Christmas story. Third there is no evidence that Herod ordered the killing of young Jewish males ever in his reign.