After 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.