I was browsing through some online articles this morning and ran across one in The Daily Colonial,Â a newspaper of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. about a group of researchers from the Smithsonian Institute and George Washington University, whoÂ worked to identify a nineteenth-century body found in an iron coffin near the grounds of a cemetery of Columbian University. “Coffin Boy” as he’s referred to in the article was identified as William T. White through genealogical sources that included Ancestry.com and DNA testing.
A comment toward the end of the article resonated with me. An intern from George Washington University was quoted in the article as saying,
“Itâ€™s kind of addictive. . . Once you start you just want to find the answer, and itâ€™s really hard to stop.”
Heck, we could have told them that!