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

Presentations:
  • 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
Bio:
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.

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