Finding Your Ancestors Through Their Occupations
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Kathy Bowen's biography:
Kathy Bowen began her Family History research in 1969 with a Family History class at Brigham
Young University. In 12 weeks, at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, she completed the
class requirements for an A: a documented 4-generation pedigree chart with the corresponding family
group sheets, using microfilm! She didn’t go skiing on Saturdays that winter!
After college, during which time her research was interrupted by her 4 little angels, she plunged into
research full-time in 1990. She is currently researching and studying 4-6 hours most days.
Kathy has served on the Boards of two Genealogical Societies: Washington State GS, as Treasurer
and Representative to the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conventions, and Eastern
Washington GS, as Trustee. She currently belongs to the New England Historic Genealogical
Society, the Eastern Washington GS, and the Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association
in Wytheville, in Virginia, where her ancestors have lived for 400 years.
To keep up with the exciting new sources and methods, she attends conferences with nationally-
known speakers, such as RootsTech in Salt Lake City, the Federation of Genealogical Societies,
Washington State’s various conferences and seminars, and listens to webinars of 3 organizations
several times a week. For the last 2 years (and for the 3 rd time in July 2019) she has attended
Brigham Young University’s Conference on Family History and Genealogy—a 32 hour conference
over 4 days.
She specializes in research methodology and in research in the following geographic areas: New
Jersey, New York, Virginia, North Carolina.