Q&A with the Barefoot Genealogist

Posted by Camille Penrod on June 19, 2015 in Inside our Offices

crista cowan headshotAfter attending computer camp at the age of twelve, Crista Cowan’s father gave her a special task—computerize decades of family history information. She spent years of Sunday afternoons preserving her family history. This task became a hobby, then an obsession. It lead her to private client jobs and then a career as a Corporate Genealogist here at Ancestry.

Ever wonder what it’s like to work as a professional genealogist?

Crista was recently featured in Lifehacker and offered some firsthand insight into her life as a professional genealogist. She talked about how to get started as a genealogist, what makes each genealogist different and how to advance in the field. You can read more about Crista and her job as a genealogist in this Q&A style article on Lifehacker.

 

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