We’ve all heard of the famous Rorschach test, where the subject is shown an inkblot, essentially a random splatter of ink, and asked to tell what it looks like to him.   Different people will see different things, and (so the theory goes) reveal insights about their personality. Genealogical research is nothing like this.  We work [...]

As a genealogist you might have deep knowledge of the history of an area, the laws and customs governing records and why they were produced.  You might have expertise in searching and locating records.  You might have superb analytic skills, able to piece together direct, indirect and negative evidence, resolve contradictions and make persuasive arguments [...]

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