Karen L. Hancock

Karen was born and raised in Alhambra, California.  Her ancestors were pioneers of that city.  She first became interested in genealogy when her fifth-grade class was asked to prepare reports on their family history.  She brought in books on local history to share with the class.  She has old family albums, diaries, and other memorabilia.
Karen L. Hancock
Karen has a B.A. degree from the California State University at Long Beach and a J.D. degree from UCLA.  Following a career as a family law and business litigation attorney, she became a professional genealogist.  Karen found her formal training in legal research to be directly applicable to family history research.  She spent several years as a supervisor at the Los Angeles Family History Center — where she also taught courses and gave lectures on Canadian genealogy research.

Karen was the President and General Counsel of Adventures In Ancestry, Inc.  She has been a member of P.E.O. for 48 years, and is currently a member of Chapter XC, Auburn.  She is a member of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, a graduate of the Leadership Auburn 2007 program, and a member of Sierra Passport Rotary.  Her interests include cooking, vegetable gardening, reading detective novels, collecting owls, and ocean and river cruising.  With regards to the last, she has visited 60 countries including the USA while cruising with Uniworld and Princess.

Karen's family history currently covers 3,115 individuals and is supported by over 1,948 source documents.  Her main ancestral lines are OLSON, STAHELI, NOBLE, DETWILLER, MILLER, HANSEN, BALDWIN, and PETTIT.  (Click here for more information about Karen's family history.)

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