Colleen Fitzpatrick’s New Website

Last September, I interviewed Colleen Fitzpatrick here at TGG.  Colleen has been very busy since then!  She has launched a new website called Identifinders, which offers a number of forensic genealogy services.

Additionally, Colleen was featured in “Does Publishing Need Genealogists?” by Publisher’s Weekly for her work in researching the circumstances surrounding two recent publishing cases: Misha Defonseca’s Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust and Herman Rosenblat’s Angel at the Fence. From the article:

Their research uncovered baptismal and school records proving that Defonseca didn’t escape the Holocaust by running with wolves. She didn’t need to; her father was a Nazi collaborator. And if Defonseca had denied the evidence, Fitzpatrick and Sergeant were prepared to use DNA, which, along with photographs and archival records, are a forensic genealogist’s stock in trade. “I almost feel disappointed that Misha confessed,” wrote Fitzpatrick on her Web site. “I was looking forward to identifying her through DNA.”

7 Responses

  1. Danny Bloom 27 January 2009 / 5:06 am

    I have also worked informally with Colleen and can attest to her very savvy sleuthing. One of the best in her business. More info, never told before, about how the Rosenblat book was taken down. Just a side dish to the main story, of which Colleen played a very important part.

    Danny Bloom’s last blog post..How ‘citizen journalism’ blog in Taiwan uncovered a Holocaust hoax in U.S. publishing industry: The Herman Rosenblat saga

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  3. Danny Bloom 28 January 2009 / 10:38 pm

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