Medina County District Library Genealogy Blog - covering all topics of interest to genealogists and local historians with an emphasis on the undiscovered resources at the Medina Library.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Genealogy as Investigation
I have often thought that genealogy research has a lot in common with crime investigation. In both occupations, the "investigator" is searching for clues to the whereabouts and actions of people. In the case of genealogy research, most of the people are long dead and the records can be mislaid or destroyed. But many of the same principles apply.
Barry J. Ewell, in his 10 Jan. 2015 newsletter, is comparing Sherlock Holme's investigative techniques to genealogy research. Check it out below: