Five New Things to Try at Ancestry” with Crista Cowan


“Five New Things to Try at Ancestry”  with Crista Cowan

Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 1:30 PM

University Synagogue
11960 Sunset Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA 90049

From helpful tools to must-search record collections, Ancestry’s Crista Cowan will demo the top five recent latest additions to She will tell you where to find them, how to use them, and how to “tweak” your results to be successful, plus answer your questions about how to get the most from each. Five isn’t enough for you? Then you’re in luck: the “barefoot genealogist” (as she’s cheerfully known) has never been good at limiting herself so expect a few bonus newbies, too with plenty of time for Q & A afterwards. Make sure to bring your detailed Ancestry research questions. We’ll have live Internet and she can show you the best way to tackle difficult research stumpers to knock down those brick walls. Whether you are brand-new to genealogy and don’t quite know where to start, or an experienced researcher who finds Ancestry a bit overwhelming (or confounding) at times…she will explain it all for you!


Crista Cowan

Crista Cowan

Crista Cowan has been with since 2004; her interest in family history, however, reaches all the way back to childhood. She is currently working in the Corporate Communications/PR department at and her primary responsibilities are bi-weekly internet broadcasts, teaching basic genealogy methodology, speaking at conferences and events, and interacting with our members through social media. She also works with the Ancestry World Archives Project – helping people preserve historical records, managing the indexing portion of digital production services, responsible for converting, keying, auditing genealogical records for posting on Ancestry suite of websites.Come at 1:00 PM for the JGSLA traveling library. Refreshments will be served.