I have had a few discussions with men and women working on their genealogy/family history which have lead me to wonder if there is a difference between the way men and women approach the subject.
I'm not saying this is so. This is just an observation I've made among several others who are also searching for family:
Men want to go in a direct line back to the oldest forefather they can find, generally branching out to collateral lines only if it helps them go back in their direct line.
Women want to go back to their oldest living foreparents but try to find all the children/siblings in each family as they go back.
Is this generally true? Have you noticed differences in the way men and women approach genealogy and family history? What is your experience with this? If you are a guy, what is your approach? If you are a female, what is your approach?
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