Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Nancy E. Loe, MA, MLS – Speaker Profile

Nancy Loe is available for genealogy presentations and panels, including local and regional meetings, webinars, and state and national conferences.
Presentation Titles:

  • Managing Your Digital Environment (accompanying eBook)
  • Organizing Your Genealogy Research Using Archival Principles (accompanying eBook)
  • Using Macs and iPads for Genealogy (accompanying eBook)
  • Sources and Citations Simplified (accompanying eBook)
  • Think Like an Archivist: Finding History in Libraries and Archives (accompanying eBook)
  • Picture This: Cataloging Your Digital Family Photographs (accompanying eBook)
  • Coming to America: Castle Garden, Ellis Island, and Your Immigrant Ancestors 
  • (accompanying eBook)
  • Staying Organized Online: New Resources for Your Online Life
  • Finding Your Chicago Ancestors From Afar
  • Genealogy Without Tears: A Beginner’s Guide
  • Enemies of Paper: Preserving Your Family Records and Photographs
  • Organizing Your Family Papers and Photographs


  • RootsTech, Salt Lake City
  • Illinois State Genealogical Conference
  • Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree
  • Pikes Peak Genealogical Society, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • San Diego County Genealogical Society
  • Sacramento Public Library
  • Family History Expo (Arizona and California)
  • Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society
  • Ventura County Genealogical Society
  • Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego

Location: Central Coast, California, and willing to travel nationwide
Availability and rates: contact Nancy here.

Expertise: Read a bio of Nancy here.
Organizing genealogy research, managing digital environments; digital photograph scanning, captioning, and organization; preservation methods; getting started; sources and citations; migration experiences and records

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Janice M. Sellers - Speaker Profile

Janice M. Sellers

E-mail:  janicemsj@gmail.com

Web Site:  http://www.ancestraldiscoveries.com/

Blog:  http://ancestraldiscoveries.blogspot.com/

Facebook:  Ancestral Discoveries

Google+:  Janice Sellers, Ancestral Discoveries

Location:  Oakland, California; available anywhere

Topics:  newspapers, vital records, women, Jewish genealogy

  • Using Online Newspapers for Genealogical Research
  • Using Online Historical Black Newspapers for Genealogical Research
  • Amazing Things You Can Find in the Newspaper about Your Ancestors
  • Following a Family's History over 100 Years through Newspaper Articles
  • Reconstructing Family Information When You Start with Almost Nothing: A Case Study
  • Introduction to Genealogy
  • Introduction to Jewish Genealogy
  • Finding the Women in Your Family Tree
  • Vital Records and the Calendar Change of 1752
  • They Died in San Francisco
  • A Tale of Two Brothers: The Patriot and the Outlaw
  • Using Finding Aids for Jewish Records to Help Research Non-Jewish Ancestors
I am a professional genealogist who specializes in newspaper and Jewish research. I have presented talks on genealogy and family history to diverse audiences, including actors. I am the managing editor for The Galitzianer, a quarterly journal focused on Jewish research in the former Austrian province of Galicia, and the editor of ZichronNote, the journal of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society. I am also the publicity director for the SFBAJGS. She is a member of Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, African American Genealogical Society of Northern California, California Genealogical Society, California State Genealogical Alliance, and Gesher Galicia. She has been on the staff of the Oakland FamilySearch Library since 2000. Before becoming a professional genealogist, I worked in publishing for more than 20 years as an editor, indexer, translator, and compositor.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Janine Smith - Speaker Profile

Janine Smith

Website: http://landailyn.com
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, available nationwide
Topics: Photo Restoration and Preservation, Photographic history
  • PhotoCPR: Conservation, Preservation and Restoration
  • Digital Photo Restoration: What it is, What it isn't and Why it's a Good Thing
  • Early Photography & Photographic Processes