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Sarah Cochran Presents'Introduction to Naturalization' at Jamboree 2023


Genealogist Sara Cochran will present "An Introduction to Naturalization" on Saturday, October 7, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Southern California Genealogical Society's (SCGS) annual conference, Jamboree 2023.


Millions of immigrants came to the United States, stayed, and naturalized. The benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen were significant and included the right to vote and claim land under the Homestead Act. In this overview of the naturalization process, Cochran looks at essential laws and requirements for citizenship from 1776 to the mid-1900s and the records generated by the process. A Well-Traveled Genealogist

Cochran, aka The Skeleton Whisperer, has been a genealogical researcher for three decades. Her explorations have taken her to nearly every state in the U.S., Ireland, Italy, Austria, and the British Isles. She has a B.S. in Library Science, earned a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, and is a 2018 graduate of ProGen. She specializes in breaking down brick walls, discovering the stories of black sheep ancestors, and helping individuals preserve their photographic legacies.


Jamboree 2023 is a three-day event presented by SCGS, held online and in-person at the organization's Family Research Library and the Burbank Masonic Lodge in Burbank. This year's theme is "Cherishing Your Family Inheritance." The conference will feature a weekend of presentations, discussions, and roundtables focused on genealogy, family history research, storytelling, and the memories and treasures we inherit from our ancestors and pass down to our loved ones.


For registration and more information, view the conference website.




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