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by Colleen Fitzpatrick

eBook Forensic Genealogy download ISBN: 0976716003
Author: Colleen Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Identifinders Intl; 1 edition (June 30, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 220
ePub: 1706 kb
Fb2: 1325 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Act
Subcategory: Criminal Law

Colleen Fitzpatrick coined the term forensic genealogy.

Colleen Fitzpatrick coined the term forensic genealogy. She had started writing a book about forensic genealogy in 2002, and after no publishers would accept it, she self-published the book in 2005. She started selling her book at genealogy conferences. Her next venture, Identifinders International, uses the techniques of forensic genealogy to find missing people

The book, Forensic Genealogy, was received in a timely manner and was well packaged. Dr. Fitzpatrick writes in an easy, free flowing, almost conversational tone which makes it difficult to put the book down

The book, Forensic Genealogy, was received in a timely manner and was well packaged. Being a genealogy addict, I immediately opened it and began reading. Fitzpatrick writes in an easy, free flowing, almost conversational tone which makes it difficult to put the book down. There are typos, many typos; SpellCheck does not and will not replace human proofreaders. Despite that, Forensic Genealogy is a must have for every genealogist’s library.

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Colleen Fitzpatrick, P. is the author of two of the best-selling books in genealogy. She has been featured on NPR’s Talk of the Nation radio program (July 2005), and has written cover articles for Internet Genealogy (June 2006), Family. Colleen Fitzpatrick:Â By far, the most meaningful moment of my life was last March when I stood in front of the Conway tombstone in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Askeaton, Co. Limerick, Ireland.

Offers useful information on applications of forensic science to genealogy in the area of photograph identification, database mining, and DNA analysis.

Colleen Fitzpatrick - may refer to: Vitamin C (artist), American pop singer Colleen Fitzpatrick (forensic genealogist) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same personal name.

Forensic Genealogy has 3,174 members. Investigative genealogy has been celebrated as one of the biggest crime-fighting breakthroughs in decades, but privacy concerns have all but ground its use to a halt. October 3. Seattle Police Department will hold a press conference at 12 noon Pacific time to make an announcement about the 1991 Sarah Yarborough murder case.

Colleen M. Fitzpatrick is an American scientist and entrepreneur, who helped found the field of forensic genealogy. Fitzpatrick was born April 25, 1955 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor in physics (1976) from Rice University, and her Master of Arts (1983) and Doctor of Philosophy in nuclear physics (1983) from Duke University.

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Have you ever considered looking at the edges of an old photograph to find out who is in the picture? Have you ever considered epidemics as a source of genealogical information? How can you use DNA to connect your family with historical events long in the past? These are only a few of the surprising connections Forensic Genealogy offers for investigating the where, who, when, and why of your family history. As featured on NPR’s Talk of the Nation radio program (July 2005), Internet Genealogy (June 2006 Online Bonus Edition), Family Tree Magazine (April 2006), and Family Chronicle (October 2005), Forensic Genealogy offers innovative new tools for getting the most information out of your reference materials. Forensic Genealogy also suggests many unusual places to look for family history. After reading this book, you will never look at your research materials the same way again! Forensic Genealogy comes with the Forensic Genealogy CD ROM and a mail-in coupon from Family Tree DNA for a $10 discount on any testing service.
Comments: (7)
Dagdalas
Very happy with this book. Sure, it analyzes "only" two photos. But those two analyses are quite detailed and instructive.

I was struck by Dr. Fitzpatrick's comment that one cannot really determine the date of a photo by the fashions worn. Clothes were expensive, and good, fashionable clothes might have been kept for quite some years, then hauled out for the professional photo shoot. Also, the photographer might have some clothes on hand to lend to the subjects.

I have hundreds of old family photos to study. I'll be able to read and re-read the section on analysing historic photos, with interest!

I'm holding off on reading the DNA and database sections.
Sha
Fitzpatrick has some good ideas for picking out clues from old photographs. She has some good ideas for using city directories to fill in family history and using broader scale data to capture an overall picture of trends in emigration/immigration and family dynamics. A large chunk of the book is dedicated to expounding on DNA, it's structure and how it's used forensically (not just genealogically). Unfortunately, I had to read quite a bit to find out how useful it could be in genealogical studies. She did not address that most important question at the beginning of the section, I had to hunt for it. In my estimation, DNA testing is not very helpful at this point in time so the large amount of time spent delving into the details made the book disappointing.

I have not looked at the included DVD to see what's on it. I've moved on to other books that seem more tailored to my interests.
Thetahuginn
The book, Forensic Genealogy, was received in a timely manner and was well packaged. Being a genealogy addict, I immediately opened it and began reading. The sections on research using city directories and Irish naming conventions led to possible hits on a family line that has remained elusive for years. The section on DNA, while difficult to comprehend and requiring several re-readings, helped me understand DNA results that made it appear I was related to half the population of Ireland. There are many references, written and Internet, that will help open more doors to the past. Dr. Fitzpatrick writes in an easy, free flowing, almost conversational tone which makes it difficult to put the book down. I would have given it five stars except I dislike having to proofread while I read. There are typos, many typos; SpellCheck does not and will not replace human proofreaders. Despite that, Forensic Genealogy is a must have for every genealogist’s library.
Androrim
One of the best methodology books I have read. If you think your research is "finished" or just stymied, you will see that you have more clues available than you thought you had. You will be able to use research on the Internet to tease out stories about your ancestors you only have names and dates for now.

I have been working on my family history for over sixty years with the help of many relatives and we have already used DNA, photographs, and online databases, but I still learned much more. If you are a beginner you will need some tutorials (available free online) to cover the very basics, but this is the essential next step. Even if you don't think you're ready for that next step, if you like to read mysteries you'll be fascinated by the examples Ms. Fitzpatrick gives. I read this book from cover to cover, barely stopping to eat and certainly not to sleep!
LivingCross
I was amazed at what could be discovered in some photos through careful observation and evaluation. Also I was intrigued with her analysis of a community in France in the 1600's that gave her insights into the tragedies that other families suffered in her family's community as a result of a fungus that infected rye and am intrigued if there are things that I could discover about my family and their villages so long ago when there is no personal written records that survive. I THINK IT IS A GREAT BOOK AS IT OPENS MY EYES TO POSSIBILITIES THAT I HAVE NOT EVER CONSIDERED IN MY ANALYSIS OF PHOTOS OR OF OTHER INFORMATION THAT I HAVE COME ACROSS IN MY RESEARCH. IT'S A GREAT BOOK. She also has information on the use of DNA, but I have not yet gone over this in detail so I cannot comment on it yet.
Shan
Dr. Fitzpatrick takes genealogical research to a whole new level. It's not about names and dates; it's about people and how they lived and who they were. She shows the researcher how to dig deep to get that information and create a family history that is meaningful.
Мох
I bought this Genealogy book for my wife as a present. She is new in this subject and needed help getting started. This book is really helpful in showing her ways of locating info required to research her ancestry. It lists web-sites and how and where to look to find information in this subject.
"Forensic Genealogy" is an eye-opening book on research and analytical techniques that I was previously unaware of. It has changed how I'll evaluate old family photos and has provided me with new resources for finding out more about the lives of my ancestors through lesser-known records, online databases, and DNA. While I purchased the book hoping to learn new research and analysis techniques, there was a surprising personal find in the chapter on the history of Dr. Fitzpatrick's Ulmer family in Alsace-Lorraine that mentioned one of my own family names: Dietrich. I have traced this branch of my family back to a town about 30 miles away from the one where Dr. Fitzpatrick found other Dietrichs living in the 1600's. Dr. Fitzpatrick provides comprehensive information on why families moved to this area to avoid the "30 Years War" and how many individuals suffered or died from epidemic periods of ergot poisoning. This part of the story of her ancestors must surely be a part of my own. It has provided me with context surrounding the lives of my earliest known ancestors in the region. At the risk of overusing the familiar forest and trees analogy, Dr. Fitzpatrick has taught me to pay attention to the forest. Who were my ancestors' neighbors, what were their neighborhoods like, what was happening in their world? I've learned a lot from this book and it will have a profound impact on how I perform my future research activities.