Sara Dawson launched Descent Detective, LLC in Brighton, CO, in 2017 after over 15 years with the Bureau of Land Management in Denver and Lakewood. A lifetime learner, she received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Northern Colorado and continued her education at Regis and Boston Universities. She received her Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University's Center For Professional Education in 2018.
Sara is a past attendee of the Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research in Athens, Georgia, and has attended the National Genealogy Society's annual Family History Conference.
Ms. Dawson is the former Chair of the Brighton Historic Preservation Commission in Brighton, Colorado. She was also the Website Committee Chair for the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (CAPG). She maintains her membership with the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), National Genealogical Society (NGS), Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA), Colorado Genealogical Society (CSG), Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS), Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan (PGSM), and the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research (DSGR).
Curious about your ancestors? Get started with professional genealogist Sara L. Dawson. You'll learn how to craft a research question and document your results.
Embark on a thrilling journey into your family's hidden history with our expert genealogist, Sara L. Dawson! Dive headfirst into the fascinating world of online genealogy as we unlock the secrets of your ancestors using the powerful Ancestry Library Edition. This immersive experience promises to be an interactive adventure filled with discoveries waiting to be made. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with your heritage, solve mysteries, and make history come alive.
Embark on an exhilarating quest to unearth your family's hidden stories! The ever-expanding FamilySearch database is a treasure trove of ancestral secrets, and you're invited to join us in the thrilling pursuit of your lineage. Navigate the labyrinth of your ancestry effortlessly as we demystify the FamilySearch website. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned genealogical adventurer, Professional Genealogist Sara Dawson is your trusty guide on this epic expedition.
Whether you've taken a DNA test or if you are just interested in learning more about how DNA testing can help you in your genealogical research, this class is designed to give everyone an overview of the five major testing companies, what they tests they perform as well as what to expect when reading your results. We will also get you started creating those genetic family trees.
It runs in the family: Researching your Italian Immigrant Ancestors
Learn how a good research plan can help you organize your genealogy research and stop the "re-do.” Just like planning for a vacation, a genealogy research plan guides and helps you to reach to your destination. Whether you have a basic question ("Where was Grandpa Joe born?") or a more complex problem ("Who was the father of Mark Roberts Johannes?"), a research plan can help you prepare for an organized search and keep you from going down the rabbit hole.
Embark on a thrilling quest with Professional Genealogist Sara Dawson as she delves into the past, unearthing the intriguing secrets and remarkable insights that the 1950 census holds about your heritage. Uncover the untold stories and connections that shape your family's legacy in this immersive exploration of your genealogical journey. Join us in this thrilling adventure through time and discover the captivating tales of your ancestors waiting to be uncovered.
Discover the secrets within your older home's walls and its captivating history. Explore the narratives of homes like yours, tracing their evolution and uncovering hidden mysteries. Home research, like genealogy, adds intrigue to your story. Meet Sara, our expert guide, revealing the historical significance, unique architecture, and riveting events in your home's past. Unearth hidden gems for historic designations. Embark on a unique historical adventure with your home's story - join us now!
Are you a genealogy novice or experienced researcher? It is time to flip your research upside down (along with the box) and look at records and history in an entirely new way. Spend an hour of your time learning how to look beyond the basics of 👶, 💍and ⚰️.