Saturday, September 1, 2012

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Type of Genealogist Are You?

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 
 It's Saturday Night again - 
time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 

1)  Read Lorine McGinnis Schulze's blog post What Type of Genealogist Are You? (25 August 2012).

2)  Answer the questions, and write about them!!

3)  Share your opinions in your own blog post, in comments on this post, in a Facebook Status, in a Google+ Stream post, or in a Twitter microblog.

My thanks to Lorine for her blog post as instigation for this SNGF.

Here's mine:

I think that I am primarily a Hunter or Detective.  I love the hunt, I love helping others with their hunt, I often go off on hunting "trips" in historical records on or just to see if I can find something for my own database, or someone else's.

I am also an Ancestor Finder for my own research - I do this type of "deep research" only for my own tree, though.

I am also a bit of a Gatherer and Ancestor Collector - I try to find the collateral lines in my tree and add that data to my database.

I am a Scholar type in terms of source citations, but not in terms of publishing my work (yet!).

I am not a Hoarder or Junkyard Collector to any extent.

I wish that I did more Analyzing and Planning to help me in my research.

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Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver


Eileen said...

I would say I am predominately a Detective. I love to solve mysteries. I go in dogged pursuit of every little clue. I relentlessly track down obscure references. I love the challenge and the search. Results are nice, too.

As I gained more experience, the Planner emerged. I became especially excited when I found that I solved more mysteries if I planned my research first. So the Planner complements my Detective. I could improve in the areas of Analyzer and Scholar.

Liv said...

Excellent SNGF activity Randy! Here's my link -

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and Labor Day Holiday on Monday!

Candy said...

Jenna said...

Link to my response.

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

I got to this belatedly.