[APG Public List] Genealogical vs. Non-genealogical

Scott Mueller scott at appletree.com
Sat Sep 19 17:05:41 MDT 2009


Is this about missing persons?  Clearly finding someone without regard to
their relationship is not core to what a professional genealogist does.
However, it isn't unethical and genealogy can definitely be helpful.

On Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 3:31 PM, Joy Rich <joyrichny at earthlink.net> wrote:

> No, I wouldn't consider a "missing persons" case to be what a professional
> genealogist
> does. I would be especially leery of someone's motive for hunting down a
> former
> girlfriend.
>
> Joy
>
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> <snip>If a potential client wants to locate an old buddy or a former
> girlfriend or
> neighbor (kinship not involved), would you consider that search to be what
> a professional
> genealogist does? I have my own opinion, but want to hear your consensus.
>
> Kathy
> Charlotte, North Carolina
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