Crista Cowan, The Barefoot Genealogist, from Ancestry: Jewish Resources at


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Date(s) - August 13, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

American Jewish University, Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library

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Crista Cowan, The Barefoot Genealogist, from Ancestry:  Jewish Resources at

Crista Cowan has been employed by since 2004; her involvement in family history, however, reaches all the way back to childhood.  From being parked under a microfilm reader at the Family History Library in her baby carrier to her current career as a professional genealogist, Crista has spent thousands of hours discovering, documenting and telling family stories.

In her time at Ancestry she has been a European Content Acquisition Manager, the Digital Preservation Indexing Manager and the Community Alliance Manager for the Ancestry World Archives Project.  For the past several years she has been the Corporate Genealogist, with responsibilities for speaking and teaching at genealogy conferences around the world and helping with family history research for public relations stories.  Known online as The Barefoot Genealogist with a weekly internet show designed to help people discover their family history.

Ancestry has more than 20 billion total records online and millions more are being added each month.

Join Crista Cowan for a look at what record collections specifically will benefit you in your research into your Jewish ancestry.

We want to provide you with as many ways into those records as possible, so she will also share some of her favorite tips to make you a search pro and (even more important) a true researcher.

Program begins at 1:30.  JGSLA MEMBERS FREE ~GUESTS $5.00.