About Me

Lisa S. Gorrell, CG, is a board-certified genealogist, who lives in California. She has been seriously researching her family for more than twenty-five years.  It was the birth of her daughters that began the journey connecting the past and the future generations.  One trip to Sutro Library in San Francisco, where she found her grandfather’s family in microfilm of the 1920 census got her hooked.

She is currently a board member with the Contra Costa Historical Society & volunteers at their archives at the History Center in Martinez, and a past-president of the Contra Costa County Genealogical Society and past-recording secretary of the California Genealogical Society.   She is the tour leader with CGS’s research trip to Salt Lake City.

She has maintained two blogs since 2011 and enjoys writing about her family and her genealogy journey. Everyday is a good day if there is genealogy in it.