JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Crista Cowan, Ancestry.com Guest Speaker at JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County December 15 Meeting #general


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 15, 2013 1:30-3:30 p.m.at Temple Adat
Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA

The Program: Smarter Searching on Ancestry.com

Shaky leaf hints. Global searches. Database specific. Fuzzy. Exact. These
are just a few of the ways to locate records on Ancestry.com. You can search
by person or location. You can use the Card Catalog to discover what is
online before you begin your search. You can change your collection priority
to focus on records specific to your Jewish ancestry and utilize the
Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex. Spend an afternoon with Crista Cowan, The Barefoot
Genealogist, as she shares what's new on Ancestry.com. and best tips to help
you find all of the information available on Ancestry.com about your
ancestors.

Speaker: Crista Cowan "The Barefoot Genealogist" has been employed at
Ancestry.com 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.

Everyone is eligible for the drawing of fantastic genealogical prizes for
those who renew their JGSCV membership or join for 2014. You must be present
to win! Light refreshments will be served celebrating Chanukah -albeit a bit
late and our membership drive. There is no charge to attend the meeting.
Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a
family. Membership forms are available at the meeting, on the jgscv.org
website and in our newsletter, Venturing Into Our Past.

Our schmoozing corner starts 20 minutes before the program (1:10 p.m.)
facilitated by Hal Bookbinder JGSCV founding member and IAJGS past
president. 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 traveling library is located on our website www.jgscv.org
under library-traveling.

Hal Bookbinder, Chairman of the JGSCV Nominations Committee will conduct the
elections-six of the board slots are up for election. As no one >from the
floor asked to be nominated at the November meeting the Nominations
Committee recommended slate will be voted on by acclimation.

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, please see the JGSCV website:
www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

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