Thursday, April 05, 2007

Forensic Genealogy

a book by by Colleen Fitzpatrick: "Forensic scientists and genealogists share the same goal–to find out who was who, and who did what and when.

In explaining how to analyze photographs, to mine databases, and to use DNA analysis to reveal family history, Forensic Genealogy emphasizes the creative parts of an investigation over the mechanics.
Have you ever thought of looking at the edges of old photographs to find out if they are from the same roll, or the backs to place them in chronological order?

Have you considered looking at a city directory to figure out if your ancestor and his wife lost any children? How about using DNA analysis to tie your family to the history and politics of a religious conflict?"

"Forensic Genealogy" - Google Search


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