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From: Mary Douglass <>
Subject: Re: [APG] APG Digest, Vol 3, Issue 8
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2008 13:24:04 -0600
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From my old college dictionary, Forensic adj; of characteristic of, or
suitable for a law court or public debate. Therefore a forensic
genealogist would be one who worked with, for, or in a law court,
possibly presenting evidence.

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> Today's Topics:
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> 1. Re: genealogy definitions (Carolyn Ybarra)
> 2. Re: genealogy definitions ()
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> Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 23:36:50 -0800
> From: Carolyn Ybarra <>
> Subject: Re: [APG] genealogy definitions
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> 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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> Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 01:46:58 -0600
> From: <>
> Subject: Re: [APG] genealogy definitions
> To: "Carolyn Ybarra" <>, <>
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> 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
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Carolyn Ybarra" <>
> To: <>
> 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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Mary Clement Douglass, CG
Your Kansas research specialist
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