24 April 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: Crista Cowan

Crista Cowan has been employed by Ancestry.com 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.com she has been a European Content Acquisition Manager, the Digital Preservation Indexing Manager and the Community Alliance Manager for the Ancestry World Archives Project. She is now known as The Barefoot Genealogist with a weekly Internet show designed to help people discover their family history.

FR016 Friday June 5, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Panel: What's New at Ancestry
Ancestry is continually innovating to make your family history more accessible, more enjoyable, and more accurate. Join Crista as she welcomes a panel of product managers from various areas of the Ancestry business to discuss new (and upcoming) features in AncestryDNA, Ancestry Trees, and Ancestry Content.

SA032 Saturday June 6, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Ancestry.com Resources for African American Research
This presentation will focus on the records and resources available on Ancestry.com to assist in research into African American families from the 1700's to today. Join Crista as she shares some case studies in African American research using records available through Ancestry to solve difficult research problems. Special focus will be given to search tips and tricks.

SU018 Sunday June 7, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Getting Even More out of Your Ancestry.com Subscription
You are probably comfortable with the basics of creating a family tree and searching for records.  But, there is so much more that can be done on Ancestry.com to climb your family tree, break down those genealogy brick walls, and connect with your ancestry. Join Crista for an in-depth look at the full suite of tools, records and resources available. Whether you are brand new to family history or have been an Ancestry subscriber for almost two decades, there is something for everyone to learn.

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