Getting The Most Out of with Crista Cowan-Program- December 2 JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) will hold a general meeting, co-sponsored with and located at Temple Adat Elohim, on Sunday, December 2, 2012 Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA

The Program: Getting The Most Out of

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? Spend an afternoon with Crista Cowan, The Barefoot Genealogist, as she shares what's new on  She'll show you how to access key record collections to assist with your Jewish and other European family history research.  She'll also share some of her favorite search tips and site tricks.  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 "The Barefoot Genealogist" has been employed at since 2004. 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 starts 20 minutes before the program (1:10 p.m.) facilitated by Hal Bookbinder, founding JGSCV member.

We will have Categories A & D of our traveling library available beginning at 1:00 PM to shortly after the meeting. The list of books which are in the JGSCV library is located on our website under

There is no charge to attend the meeting and all are welcome to attend. Our 2013 membership dues campaign has started-any one joining or renewing at our December 2nd meeting and is in attendance at our December 2nd  meeting is eligible to have their name drawn for great genealogical gifts! Membership forms are available at the meeting, on the website and in our newsletter, Venturing Into Our Past. Annual
dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family. Dues paid are good through December 2013. Light refreshments will be served celebrating Chanukah and our membership drive.

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.

For more information, including directions to the meeting, please see the JGSCV website:  

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

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