Sara Cochran

Moreno Valley, California Riverside County

Business Phone: 951-269-5460

Contact between 8:00am to 5:00pm Pacific


Photo Organization, Irish research, Newspapers, Beginning DNA, Oral History


From a Box in the Closet to a Treasured Family Heirloom: Organizing and Digitizing your Family Photos.
Extra! Extra! Find Your Family in the Newspaper!
Irish Eyes Are Smiling: The Civil Registration Record Collection
Grandma Said What? Gathering and Verifying Your Family’s Oral History
To Spit or Not to Spit? Is DNA testing right for your research?
Locating Records in Archives from Your Couch

Speaking Conditions:

Requires audiovisual equipment. Will develop new lectures if requested.

Previous Engagements:

Yucaipa Genealogical Society, Corona Genealogical Society, Hemet San Jacinto Genealogical Society, Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society, Temecula Valley Genealogical Society, Sun Lakes Genealogical Society, Whittier Area Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of Riverside, Orange County of California Genealogical Society, Moreno Valley Genealogical Society, Genealogy Journeys.


Sara Cochran has been conducting genealogical research for over 20 years, and her research has taken her into nearly every State in the USA as well as Ireland, Italy, Austria, and Britain. She holds a Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate as well as a Bachelor Degree in Library Science. 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 transitioned to professional genealogist in 2016 after spending over 11 years working for a pre-employment background check company. She has served as President, Secretary, and Programs co-chair for the Genealogical Society of Riverside and is a member of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

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