About Christine

Christine Cochran, Professional Genealogist

How I got started

When, I was nineteen years old, my Uncle Bob gave me a cherished gift…. three books written by my grandfather:

One was a journal he kept in the quiet early morning hours of his elder years, reflecting back on his life.

The second was a story about the adventures of Jeremiah Muldoon, one of the “little people”. Also known as leprechauns.

And the third, a small notebook containing his genealogical research notes.

I never met my grandfather when he was alive. But through these three books I embarked on a fantastic journey. The genealogical research skills I acquired along the way opened new worlds to me.

Well that was a long time ago, and my journey down the track of genealogical investigations has led me to one unfolding story after another. History never meant much to me before. It was just a bunch of facts and numbers to memorize. But as soon as I could associate real people with the events, history came alive and the adventures began.

I have been doing genealogical research for over ten years now. I have mastered investigative approaches, assembled a toolbox of problem solving methods and studied the correct way to verify information, write citations and craft reports. The technical side comes easy to me as my previous training in the engineering sciences come naturally into play.

But there is only one reason I still love to research genealogy to this day, and that is the stories, …your stories. I live and breathe for these stories and I want to hear yours …

Education

Regis University: MS Degree – Computer Information Systems, Emphasis in database administration

Colorado School of Mines: BS Degree – Major: Geological Engineering, Minor: Environmental Science
National Genealogy Society: Certificate – American Genealogical Studies

National Genealogical Society Annual Conference (NGS) – 2016 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Larimer County Genealogical Society – Conference for a Cause – 2016 – Longmont, Colorado

Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) – Professional Management Conference (PMC) – 2017 – Alexandria, Virginia

ProGen32: 2018 – Certificate

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) 2018 – Certificate – Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) 2019 – Certificate – Advanced DNA Evidence

National Daughters of the American Revolution
Genealogical Education Programs (GEP) 2020 – Certificates –
     GEP 1 – Introduction to Genealogy Research for DAR Applications
     GEP 2 – Applying Genealogy Research Techniques to DAR applications
     GEP 3 – Advanced Techniques for Resolving Problems With Lineage or Service on DAR Records
     Special GEP Course – DNA and the DAR

Affiliations
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Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) – 2016 to current

Colorado Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (CAPG) – Member – 2017 to current
President – 2020 to 2022

National Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)                  Mountain Rendezvous Chapter

  • Registrar – 2020 to 2022
  • membership – 2019 to current

Colorado Genealogical Society (CGS)

  • Vice-President – 2016 to 2019
  • Researcher – 2016 to 2019

National Genealogy Society (NGS) – 2016 to current

Mountain Genealogist Society (MGS) – 2016 to current

Foothills Genealogy Society (FGS) – 2016 to current

Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies (CCGS)

  • Delegate for MGS – 2016 to 2019
  • Alternate delegate for CGS – 2018 to 2019

Denver Public Library – 5th Floor Western History and Genealogy

  • Researcher – 2018 to current
  • Genealogist on the desk – 2019 to current
  • Archives – 2020

Colorado State Archives – Probate Indexing Project – 2018 to current

First Universalist Church of Denver – 2016 – Chair of the Archives Committee