[APG Public List] Genealogical vs. Non-genealogical

hhsh at earthlink.net hhsh at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 19 12:36:58 MDT 2009

Not this one.


> I can't locate the earlier message in the list archives, but the question was 
> about a persistent potential client who would not take "no" for an answer. The 
> message included a comment that finding living people is not genealogy (I'm 
> paraphrasing from memory). There were a couple of subsequent remarks focused on 
> the part about whether finding living people is or is not genealogy. I believe 
> Roland stated that after establishing kinship, locating living descendants is a 
> genealogical endeavor (I agree). 
> Finally, here is my question. 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

Harold Henderson
Research and Writing from Northwest Indiana
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