Crystal has a passion for history and discovered a love for genealogy after finding newspaper articles about her Civil War ancestors when she was a teenager. She's been hooked ever since. Crystal spent several years as a certified corporate paralegal before deciding to combine her passion for genealogy with her research and evidence analysis skills. She joined Ancestry in 2015, and as a professional genealogist specializing in U. S. Southern and Mid-Atlantic research, lineage society research. She also works on episodes of the genealogy show "Who Do You Think You Are?" Crystal is a popular speaker at the local, state, and national levels and hosts family history retreats in Heber, Utah with Rhonna Farrer.