What is Forensic Genealogy? 5 Things to Know Now

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While genealogy is amazingly cool, the first time I heard that it could be used to find living people and relatives blew my mind. And it made me wonder – what is forensic genealogy? Forensic genealogy studies evidence left by deceased individuals in order to find specific, still-living individuals of interest for various reasons. This … Read more

Who Buys Genealogy Books – and Where to Find Them

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While doing genealogy research online, sometimes I’ll still hit a brick wall – because as fun as online research is, genealogy is still a study based around archives and books. So, who buys genealogy books (references and/or published history books) – and where do we find them? Genealogy books are used and purchased by genealogists … Read more

Genealogy: History, Discovery, and Why it Matters

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Sometimes, knowing the historical background of a thing can help that thing make more sense. So what is the history of genealogy? When was it discovered? Why was it important then? And why does it matter today? Genealogy has been tracked and recorded with history since humanity first started collecting and sharing stories. Genealogy and … Read more

Who Studies Genealogy – and Why They Do

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The more time I spend doing genealogy, the more I wonder who else is studying genealogy. Then I can’t help but wonder why others study genealogy. So who studies genealogy – and why are we doing it? People who study genealogy (called genealogists) come from all ages, backgrounds, and areas. While genealogists used to be … Read more