[APG Public List] Genealogical vs. Non-genealogical
joyrichny at earthlink.net
Sun Sep 20 09:19:58 MDT 2009
Those are excellent examples, Suzanne.
----- Original Message -----
From: Suzanne Prosnier
To: Joy Rich ; apgpubliclist at apgen.org
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2009 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Genealogical vs. Non-genealogical
Searching for living relatives of a deceased person (heir searching) for
settlement of an estate is a legitimate endeaor for any genealogist.
Searching for people in general, with no information regarding the
relationship (kinship) is not valid genealogically. Here is a word of
caution. Several years ago I attended a two day seminar held by an Arizona
Group , Confidential Intermediaries, that works directly with the courts
regarding adoptions. Several different speakers gave warnings, (with
examples of cases) regarding sinister motives of some people trying to
contact living persons: convicted rapists recently released from prison, or
"dead beat" dads who had lost custody of their children , etc. Some of the
examples were very egregious and put the researcher at risk. Be careful.
Suzanne Prosnier, CG
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