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General Meeting & Presentation: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Is this Genealogy or the Cha-Cha? by Sara Cochran

January 17 @ 1:00 pm

Revisiting and reevaluating our early research and home sources of information might seem like a waste of time, but often, it’s the key to getting past a roadblock in our research. We’ll discuss techniques for finding new clues in records we already have and look at several small case studies to see the value of taking the time to go backward in order to go forward.

Sara-the-skeleton-whispererSara is a full-time professional genealogist with over twenty-five years of experience. She holds a Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate, a Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, and is an alumnus of the ProGen Study Group. She especially enjoys breaking down brick walls for her clients, discovering the stories of black sheep ancestors, and helping individuals preserve their photographic legacy. She is currently the Treasurer of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Registrar for the Aurantia Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Secretary for the Amanda Stokes Tent, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and volunteers at the National Archives, Riverside office.

We’ve gone Hybrid! 

Join via Zoom or in person at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., Davis.

All in-person attendees please RSVP via email to President@davisgenealogy.org in advance for this free talk. We will Zoom with our remote presenter in Southern California. Masks are strongly suggested. Zoom guest passes also available via email.

Free book table available at the meeting for in-person attendees. Refreshments are welcome, some will be provided by the club.

The library is open on Wednesdays & Fridays from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. Please mark your calendar and drop in!