The Scholar

Way back in 2012 Lorine from the  Olive Tree Genealogy blog described several types of Genealogist. I have been slowly adding these to the Geneadictionary.
Do you fit this description?
The Scholar: This genealogist lives and breathes source citations.  Accuracy is everything to this research. You’ll often find this person submitting articles to scholarly journals as the NYGBR. Page after page of red edit marks don’t intimidate them, they’ll plow through their article drafts, refining and revising and making each more accurate than the last.
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The Scholar

Back in 2012 Lorine from the  Olive Tree Genealogy blog described several types of Genealogist. I have been publishing these profiles every so often. Which traits do you exhibit?
The Scholar: This genealogist lives and breathes source citations.  Accuracy is everything to this research. You’ll often find this person submitting articles to scholarly journals as the NYGBR. Page after page of red edit marks don’t intimidate them, they’ll plow through their article drafts, refining and revising and making each more accurate than the last.

The Hunter or Detective

detectiveThe 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.

Source: http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/what-type-of-genealogist-are-you.html

Thanks to Lorine for granting permission to use her definitions.

The Gatherer or Ancestor Collector

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.

The Planner

Lorine from the  Olive Tree Genealogy blog described several types of Genealogist in 2012. Perhaps you are a planner.
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

The Analyzer

Lorine from the  Olive Tree Genealogy blog described several types of Genealogist in 2012. Perhaps you are an Analyzer.
The Analyzer: This genealogist finds a new fact, then studies it and analyzes it carefully before moving on to the next bit of research. They use each fact as a stepping stone to more research. They verify every piece of information they find and they view it critically, thinking about what it actually means and what other clues might be gleaned from it.