[APG Public List] Genealogical vs. Non-genealogical

Joy Rich joyrichny at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 19 17:18:33 MDT 2009


Scott, I used "missing" to describe someone whose whereabouts are unknown to the person 
inquiring.

I don't think it's unethical unless it violates the privacy rights of the sought-after 
person.

Joy

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Scott Mueller
To: Joy Rich
Cc: apgpubliclist at apgen.org
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2009 7:05 PM
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Genealogical vs. Non-genealogical


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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Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 14:34:20 -0400
From: Kathy Gunter Sullivan <sully1 at carolina.rr.com>
Subject: [APG Public List] Genealogical vs. Non-genealogical
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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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