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From: "Alvie L. Davidson CG" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] genealogy definitions
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 05:26:01 -0500
In-Reply-To: <083e01c85038$5183c540$2101a8c0@CEB>


Thanks for the insight Carolyn. For those of us who use genealogy as a tool
to collect heirs to estates, we have our tools, i.e. birth certificates,
obituaries, death certificates, deeds, wills, etc. These are just as
effective as a microscope or stethoscope used by a medical individual.

Alvie

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Subject: Re: [APG] genealogy definitions

I totally agree with this. I keep picturing a forensic genealogist with her
kit of tools, collecting physical evidence to analyze and evaluate back in
her lab, in order to reach a conclusion of probable validity--at least until

further evidence comes to light. Kinda sounds like "genealogist" and
"forensic genealogist" are the same thing. What gives? What tools and
methods does a forensic genealogist use that a plain genealogist doesn't
use?

Puzzled, Carolyn Earle Billingsley


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From: "Carolyn Ybarra" <>
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Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2008 1:36 AM
Subject: Re: [APG] genealogy definitions


> Dee Dee,
> I wouldn't mind hearing your definition of "forensic genealogist," as
> I've never heard the term before. I have absolutely no idea what it
> means. "Forensics" usually have to do with determining cause of death
> through physical science research... I imagine many others on the list
> don't have this label in their lexicon, thus we cannot answer your
> request. (Not because we are hesitant to define our terms; but because
> it is not a term with which we are familiar.)
>
> Carolyn
>
> Carolyn Ybarra, Ph.D
> Family Research Services
> 1017 El Camino Real #332
> Redwood City, CA 94063
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