Clallam County Genealogical Society Shaky Leaf Syndrome

The Clallam County Speaker’s Series will host Sara Cochran, November 11th, starting at 10:00. There is no cost to watch the presentation.  .

Her topic will be Shaky Leaf Syndrome: Using Website Generated Hints More Effectively. Indexing, optical character recognition, and computer algorithms make finding obscure records about our families easier than ever! Unfortunately, computers can’t distinguish between people of the same name who lived in different places or at different times.  Using real examples, Sara will evaluate hints and attach the keepers to our trees.

Sara is a wonderful speaker, returning by request.  She has a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and a degree in Library Science.  She writes a blog, The Skeleton Whisperer, and specializes in Irish research, methodology, completing applications for USDAR, USD1812, and DUVCW, et al.

The program will be via Zoom.  The meeting number and passcode will be available to all by email request: or by phoning the Society: 360-417-5000.

Folks are also invited to attend at the Clallam County Research Center at 403 E. 8th Street in Port Angeles, WA. All are requested to register at 9:45. And how can anyone resist a genealogist who refers to themself as “The Skeleton Whisperer!”

More information will be available at our website: and at the Research Center in Port Angeles.  The Center is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am-4pm, and Saturday noon -4.  There is no cost to use our library, computers, or data-bases.