Kim Cotton is a professional genealogist who lives in Oakland, California. She focuses on families in the United States and Northwestern Mexican, particularly within Connecticut, California, and Chihuahua. Other areas of interest include New York City, Ohio, and Northern Mexico, as well as the use of the technology for genealogy.

She volunteers at the California Genealogical Society, where she was on the Board of Directors from 2012-2016, and vice-president from 2014-2015. She’s a graduate of SLIG 2016 (Early US Church Records), and has attended dozens of courses at regional and national conferences.

Prior to focusing on genealogy, her education included studies in Art History, Holistic Nutrition, Cross-Cultural Medical Practices, and Computer Science. She holds an Associate degree in Art from Fresno City College (with Honors), and a Certificate in Nutritional Education from Bauman College, in addition to her attendance at University of California, Berkeley.

Kim is available for record lookups at Bay Area county facilities and repositories, such as San Francisco City Hall, and California Genealogical Society.