05 March 2011

Seattle: Using Ancestry.com to locate Jewish ancestors, March 14

Crista Cowan will present "Using Ancestry.com to Locate Your Jewish Ancestors" for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State.

The two-hour program begins at 7pm at the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island; wi-fi and the JGS library will be available.Admission: JGSWS members, free; others, $5.

Cowan is the community alliance manager for the Ancestry World Archives Project.

She will share go-to sources and hidden gems to help you grow your family tree. Learn about the newer additions that provide data on Jewish ancestors. In an interactive forum, she will use personal and audience case studies to give insight into powerful resource, how to access them, and know when to use them. Ancestry.com is available free at all Seattle and King County libraries and at the National Archives

Cowan has been involved in family history research for more than two decades and actively engaged in client research since 2002. Her specialties include Jewish immigration , descendancy research, and sharing family history with the genealogically challenged. She is the owner of Legacy Family History Services, and has been employed at Ancestry.com since 2004.

For directions and more information, see the JGSWS website.

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