GENERAL MEETING – JANUARY 13, 2021
WEDNESDAY - 1:00 PM
“Forensic Genealogy: The New Frontier”
presented by Christine Cochran.
Forensic genealogy is a new buzzword these days. What exactly is forensic genealogy? How is it applied? Is it effective? This talk will address these questions and provide some real-world examples.
Forensic genealogy is researching family history for a different goal. It uses all the tools of genealogy with a slightly different perspective. Some examples where forensic genealogy may be applied include land transactions, mineral rights, criminal investigations, adoptions, and guardianships.
Hold on to your hats because what you learn will open Pandora’s Box!
Christine Cochran is a professional genealogist and owner of Our Provenance, Ltd. She has been conducting genealogical research for more than ten years. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). She is past Vice-President and Researcher for Colorado Genealogy Society and delegate on the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies. Christine is also a member of Foothills Genealogical Society and the Mountain Genealogists Society. She volunteers at the Denver Public Library – Western History and Genealogy Department and at the Colorado State Archives. She holds a BS in Geological Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, a MS in Computer Information Systems from Regis University, and is a graduate of Professional Genealogists Study Groups (ProGen.) Drawing on a wide range of skills, Christine helps people discover the stories in their family histories.