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About Me


Karin Coppernoll


Karin Coppernoll is a professional genealogist with over 40 years of research experience with a focus on the Northwest (WA, OR, ID, MT, Wy), land platting, and the Oregon Trail. Having kept a daily journal since she was ten years old, her passion for history and recording family stories led to her first genealogy class, and she has been hooked ever since.

Karin Coppernoll holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies (PLCGS) from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, and several local genealogical societies. She has completed in-person and virtual advanced courses through the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) covering Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum, Advanced Genealogical Methods, Advanced Methodologies - Land Records, and an All-DNA Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum. She facilitates a monthly National Genealogical Society Quarterly study group and is currently serving a second term as treasurer for the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She was past secretary of the Washington State Genealogical Society and a past trustee of the Monroe (Washington) Historical Society. In her previous life she taught Latin to homeschool and alternative school students. A New Jersey native, she currently lives in Washington with her husband, children, and several family pets. 

Whether you are a budding genealogist, struggling with a brick wall, or simply need a nudge down the right path, Karin Coppernoll's research and consultation services can help. The best way to determine if she can meet your unique project needs is to contact her for a free 30-minute consultation.

Services offered include:

  • organization help                                                                     

  • research needs

  • DNA analysis

  • one-on-one consultations

  • lineage society applications                  

  • genealogical software assistance

  • preservation of documents, photographs, and family heirlooms

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