Most people go to Ancestry.com looking for their own families.Or like me, you might be distracted by others with your surname and get sucked into doing a One-Name Study. And then there’s the situation that author Amy Stewart found herself in, researching and writing a novel about Constance Kopp just because the story was so intriguing. Kopp, who became one of the country’s first female deputy sheriffs, lived with her sisters in the country outside Patterson, New Jersey. The sisters learned to shoot guns to protect themselves from a local bad guy.
But first, check out the back story of how Amy researched these fascinating crime-fighting sisters.
Just goes to show, you never know where genealogy research will lead you.