Thursday, June 13, 2013

“Smarter Searching on”

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando Program

ORLANDO, FL, June 13, 2013 — Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) for a program featuring’s expert, Crista Cowan, “Smarter Searching on”.

Shaky leaf hints. Global searches. Database specific. Fuzzy. Exact. These are just a few of the ways to locate records on 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. Join Crista Cowan as she shares her best search tips and tricks to help you find all of the information available on about your ancestors. Crista will be speaking over the Internet from’s headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Crista Cowan has been employed at, the company that sponsors the popular TV series, “Who Do You Think You Are?” and is the leader in the market for online family history research with more than 2.5 million subscribers, since 2004. Her interest in family history, however, reaches all the way back to childhood.  She is a popular genealogy teacher.  You can watch her live internet show – The Barefoot Genealogist – every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 pm (Eastern) on has partnered with JewishGen®, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the American Jewish Historical Society and The Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation, Inc. to create the world’s largest online collection of Jewish historical records.

Crista’s lectures are always amongst the most popular lectures at the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). Crista will be a guest lecturer at this year’s IAJGS conference in Boston, August 4-9, 2013. To learn more about the 250+ lectures and workshops on Jewish genealogy at IAJGS Boston 2013, visit

DATE: Sunday, June 23, 2013
TIME: 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation, Social Hall, 11200 South Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32836.
ADMISSION: Open to the public. $5.00 for non-members. Free for members.

About the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) is a not for profit organization dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history. Anyone may join JGSGO. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family. For more information visit our blog at and “like” us at .