Smart Canyon Genealogy

My name is Sara Martin and I am a professional genealogist doing research while living in the beautiful Colorado mountains. Family research can be much like following a winding hiking trail up steep mountains and down into the valleys. I have been following this path for over 40 years. I would like to help you in your search for your ancestry. Consultations are free. Please do not hesitate to contact me and we can discuss what I have to offer you.

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