JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of the Conejo Valley & Ventura County December 9 Meeting Reminder-- What's New at With Crista Cowan #general

Jan Meisels Allen

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV) will meet Sunday , December 9 >from 1:30-3:30 pm at Temple Adat
Elohim, 2420 E Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA. Light refreshments will
be served. Come celebrate with us!

Program: What's New at

Join Crista Cowan, the Barefoot Genealogist, for a look at some of the new
tools Ancestry has rolled out in recent months to help you discover more
about your family history. She'll share new content, improved family tree
tools, and new DNA methodologies Ancestry is supporting.

Speaker: Crista Cowan, Corporate Genealogist, has been employed by Ancestry
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. She is known as The Barefoot Genealogist and has
a weekly internet show, found on the Ancestry YouTube channel, designed to
help people discover their family history.

Schmoozing Corner: Starting at 1:00pm, facilitated by JGSCV senior member
Sonia Hoffman.

Traveling Library: Categories A and C will available starting at 1:00 PM.
To see which books that will be at the meeting, see the JGSCV website at: Library, traveling.

Elections: The Nominating Committee recommended 4 current board members to
be reelected:
Jan Meisels Allen
Karen Lewy
Helene Rosen
Diane Wainwood
At the November Meeting two additional members ran >from the floor and were
Irv Camhi
Mike Sander

Elections were then closed. The bylaws permit 6 to 12 elected members.
Therefore, the election will be for the six members by acclimation.

Membership: We have started our 2019 Membership renewal and joining
campaign. Membership forms are available at the meeting and on our website, under "about". Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual dues are $25 for
an individual and $30 for a family. We have started our 2019 membership
renewal campaign!

Anyone who renews or joins starting with the October 7 meeting through the
December 9 and attends the December 9th meeting has their name entered into
a drawing for one of more than 10 excellent genealogical gifts ranging from
DNA tests to subscriptions for, Family Tree Maker, Findmypast,, Legacy FamilyTree, Legacy Webinars, MyHeritage,,
Roots Magic and more! Each of these prizes is worth much more than the cost
of an annual membership subscription. Please join or renew now!

The meeting is open to the public without charge.

For more information on JGSCV including directions please visit our website:

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.

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

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