The Hunter or Detective: This genealogists loves the research. While they want to find their own ancestors, they’ll research anyone’s ancestry just for the thrill of the hunt. They are easily sidetracked from their own ancestral research by the challenge of solving a stranger’s brick wall.
Thanks to Lorine for granting permission to use her definitions.
Lorine from the Olive Tree Genealogy blog
described several types of Genealogist in 2012. I am publishing each of these profiles every now and then. Which traits do you exhibit?
The Gatherer or Ancestor Collector: This genealogist loves to know about their ancestors but doesn’t really enjoy the hunt. Is happy to have their family tree handed to them.
Lorine from the Olive Tree Genealogy blog described several types of Genealogist in 2012. Here is one of them.
The Hoarder: This genealogist does lots of research, finds new things about their ancestors but refuses to share any of the information
The Planner: This genealogist is a faithful keeper of research logs. He/she creates research plans and follows them. They are extremely organized in their research and meticulous about planning before they go on a research trip