Crista Cowan





Crista has been a professional genealogist since 2002 and employed by Ancestry since 2004. Her involvement in family history, however, reaches all the way back to childhood. She has spent thousands of hours discovering, documenting and telling family stories.  As the Corporate Genealogist at Ancestry, she teaches at genealogy conferences and events around the world.  She has produced and starred in more than 400 episodes of “The Barefoot Genealogist” on YouTube since 2012. Past episodes of her show can be found on the Ancestry YouTube channel.