The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies conference (IAJGS) is being held in Boston on August 4th – 9th, and our own Crista Cowan will be leading three sessions during this event:
- Sunday 1:45-3:00pm EDT – Getting Started with Ancestry.com
- Monday 5:00-6:15pm EDT – Finding Your Jewish Roots on Ancestry.com
- Thursday 3:30-4:45 EDT – Best Search Strategies on Ancestry.com
If you cannot attend in person, the IAJGS is offering a livestream of approximately 50 sessions, and all three of Crista’s presentations will be available. Please note there is a charge to participate (1 day $49, 2 days $98; 5 days $139), but the live stream allows you to view the sessions in real time via an Internet connection, and sessions will also be available for playback for three months after the conference. If you are watching from home (either via the live stream or Twitter, use hashtag #IAJGS2013 to join in the conversation and meet other participants. (Quick guide for using the hashtag can be found here.)
For those of you who are attending the conference, please say hello to Crista and then make sure you ask her a lot of your genealogy questions! She loves that.
About Kristie Wells
Kristie is Ancestry's Head of Global Social Media and Online Support Community and is responsible for developing and managing the company's social media and social business offerings worldwide. She works with a team of community managers, genealogists and social content developers to help educate Ancestry's existing customers, inspire new family historians and expand awareness into new social audiences and communities. She has a deep love of family history and is currently trying to break through the brick wall of her Christophier line (that was supposedly French and Catalan, but it seems was really the Christopher's from Iowa) and to one day prove where the heck William Wells of Southhold, NY (b. 1608) was really born.