Palm Springs Genealogical Society: "From a Box in the Closet to a Treasured Family Heirloom: Organizing and Digitizing Your Family Photos"
- Date: 10/07/2017 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
- Location: Palm Springs Public Library - The Learning Center
300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, California 92262
From a Box in the Closet to a Treasured Family Heirloom: Organizing and Digitizing Your Family Photos
Join us on Saturday, October 7th for From a Box in the Closet to a Treasured Family Heirloom: Organizing and Digitizing Your Family Photos. This special presentation by the Palm Springs Genealogical Society will feature guest speaker Sara Cochran and will be followed by round-table sharing. This FREE program will be from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in The Learning Center (TLC).
Sara Cochran lives in Moreno Valley with her husband and cats. She is working on several photo organization projects. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Library Science/Liberal Arts and a Certificate of Genealogical Research from Boston University. She is current co-chair of programs and former President of the Genealogical Society of Riverside. She made the transition to professional genealogist after spending over 11 years working for a pre-employment background check company.
As a teenager attending a family reunion, Sara was awed by her Grandmother's collection of photos that documented the early years of her family. Inspired to know more about the people in the photos and bitten by the genealogy bug after exploring just some of the information her Grandmother had gathered over the years, Sara began her own explorations into the family tree. Her family has roots in Britain, Ireland, Italy, and Austria, as well as most of the United States.
In the course of over 20 years of research, she has found both black sheep and heroes in her trees and their stories have been a source of inspiration and personal growth. And while there are a few brick walls left to demolish, she has not given up on them yet.