Crista Cowen Speaker at JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County October 10 mtg

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) will be meeting on Monday, October 10 2011 7:00-9:00 pm at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Note: different time and day of week

Come celebrate JGSCV's 6th anniversary!

The Topic:
Finding Your Jewish Ancestors On

Do you have an subscription (or are thinking about getting one) but suspect that you are only using a fraction of what can be done with the powerful tools and resources available on this website? We will focus specifically on using the resources to locate your Jewish ancestors. Join us to learn more about unleashing the full potential of on your family history. Even if you've been using for years you are sure to learn something new!

Speaker: Crista Cowan, Community Alliance Manager for the Ancestry World Archives Project. Previous positions at include European Content Acquisition Manager and Document Preservation Indexing Manager. She has been employed at since 2004, and has completed her second tern as president of the Utah Valley Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Crista has been involved with family history research for over 20 years and is the owner of Legacy Family History Services, specializing in descendancy research, Jewish immigration, and sharing family history with the genealogically challenged.

Our Schmoozing corner, which starts 15 minutes before the meeting begins (6:45 PM) will be facilitated by Nancy Biederman, a founding member of JG an accomplished genealogist. This permits attendees to ask questions on brick walls and get directions on how to do their research.

The 5-minute genealogical technique--this one with JGSCV board member, Marion Werle, will be talking on using timelines in our genealogical research.

Our rotating traveling library will have Categories A and D . To see which books are listed under which category, please go to our website, and look under traveling library. The books are available starting 30 minutes before the program to shortly after the program.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history. ( There is no charge to attend the meeting and all are welcome to attend.

For more information including directions to the meeting, see our website

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

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