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April Monthly Program

  • 13 Apr 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • To Be Determined: In-Person or Webinar

Monthly Program

Join us for a presentation by Sarah Cochran

Session 1:  Missing: Reward! Locating Widows, Spinsters, and Bachelors

Have some of the folks on your family tree disappeared?  Pick up some new ideas on how to find widows and unmarried children and then watch these techniques in action in three short case studies.

Session 2:  Shaky Leaf Syndrome: Using Website Generated Hints More Effectively

Indexing, optical character recognition, and computer algorithms make finding obscure records about our families easier than ever! Unfortunately, computers can’t distinguish between people of the same name who lived in different places or at different times. Using real examples, we’ll practice evaluating hints and attaching the keepers to our trees.

Presenter Bio:   

Sara is a full-time professional genealogist with over twenty-eight years of research experience. Her research has taken her into nearly every State in the USA and Ireland, Italy, Austria, and Britain. She especially enjoys breaking down brick walls, discovering the stories of black sheep ancestors, and helping individuals preserve their photographic legacy.

Sara holds a Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate, a Bachelor's Degree in Library Science, and is an alum of the ProGen Study Group. She is a member of DAR and other lineage societies, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. She also volunteers at the National Archives Riverside office.

You can find her online at


Registration will open on March 9, 2024.

This program will be recorded and placed in the "Members Only" section.

The public is always welcome! 

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