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.

The Junkyard Collector

Lorine from the  Olive Tree Genealogy blog described several types of Genealogist in 2012. I will publish each of these profiles over the next few months. Do you exhibit the traits of this one?
The Junkyard Collector: This genealogist gets excited over online Family Trees and merges them with his/her own. He/she never verifies anything or checks their facts. Before long they have a mess of unsourced information, conflicting data and facts that don’t make sense. They’ll have female ancestors having children at the age of 100, or men born 50 years after their spouse or children born before their parents.