Jan M. Joyce, DBA, CG®, CGL(SM), AG®
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Dr. Joyce is a genealogy researcher whose personal work has focused on her Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania & Wisconsin ancestors who immigrated from England, Germany, Ireland and Norway. She began researching in 1998 to better understand genealogy customers when she managed the marketing initiatives at Genealogy.com. After that initial taste of family history research, she was hooked and hasn’t stopped since.
Her genealogy career is now focused on teaching research methodology, writing and researching her own family. Jan has published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Crossroads, the Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. She enjoys speaking and teaching at local, regional and national venues and is known for her interactive and engaging presentation style. Jan has earned the following genealogy credentials: CG®, CGL(SM), AG®.
Before beginning her genealogy career, Jan earned a B.S. in Business, Marketing from Miami University; an MBA, Marketing from The Ohio State University and a Doctor of Business Administration from Golden Gate University. She worked in marketing for many years and also taught a variety of marketing courses as an adjunct professor of marketing.
OH, PA, England, Norway
- * Bachelors of Science (Business, Marketing)
* Masters of Business Administration (Business, Marketing)
* Doctorate of Business Administration (Business, Marketing)
- A few testimonials from the January 2020 webinar on creative hypothesis development, found here: https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=1278
* Awesome ideas for brainstorming! Loved it!!!
* Clear, lively, mindbending
* Easy to follow and thought-provoking.
* Enjoyed the audience participation in the research process!
* Excellent material presented.
* FABULOUS! Great content, loved the audience interaction.
* Fascinating!!!! Such great information. I hope we hear Jan M. Joyce again......
- 1) CREATIVE HYPOTHESIS DEVELOPMENT.
In difficult genealogical problems, researchers often naturally develop one scenario, or hypothesis, that logically explains the situation. That working hypothesis takes root and then we move forward, supporting it without considering alternative hypotheses.
Often we are on track. However, in more complex genealogical challenges, developing multiple hypotheses early can prove more successful to opening up our thinking, exploring additional possibilities, and arriving at a successful conclusion.
2) WRITING IS A METHODOLOGY.
I know for some of us writing can be difficult...even painful, right? In genealogy we may write to capture our family history for others. but have you used writing to actually solve brick walls? It often works. When you write what you know, it helps illustrate what you don't know. It may raise questions you haven't yet asked or show holes in your research and timelines that you had not seen.
This hands-on style discussion will help you learn how to write for solving your brick walls through use of a case study as well as your own material.
3) SAME NAME METHODOLOGY
Having the challenge of people with the same name is an age-old genealogy issue. It doesn't even have to be the dreaded "John Smith" because even unique names occur within and between generations and neighbors.
Many of us have our own "John or Jane Smiths" Luckily, genealogists have been writing about same name obstacles for decades now. Through a literature review process as well as a case study, this topic covers the methods to help you solve your own same name problems.
4) LOCATION AND TIMELINE ANALYSIS CHART
When an ancestor appears to be in several locations over a short period of time, one may be concerned that it is multiple individuals. The use ofa Locations and Timeline Analysis Chart (LoTac) can help prove, or disprove that there are multiple persons. A case study helps illuminate the use of this methodology.
5) MAKING FAMILY RESEARCH VIDEOS TO SHARE
You love your genealogy research but at family gatherings and cocktail parties others' eyes glaze over when you start talking about it, right?
Now you can learn how to convert all that information that YOU LOVE into a fascinating piece of video that THEY WILL LOVE! This works well for family, friends and clients
This class, or workshop, describes and demonstrates how to easily create a video of your family history and research that can be shared with others. Showing them documents is considered dull. Make your history come to life with a dynamic and interesting video.
- Board for Certification of Genealogists & Legacy Family Tree
Jan M. Joyce, "Creative Hypothesis Development for Complete Genealogy Problems," Lecture 2020, Board for Certification of Genealogists - Webinar Series, (Online live webinar: 21 January 2020). https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=1278
National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ)
Jan M. Joyce, “Susan Gliddon of Bridgerule, Devon, England; and Summit County, Ohio: One Person or Two?” National Genealogical Society Quarterly, 105, (December 2017): 261-272.
Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ)
Jan M. Joyce, DBA, CG®, CGL(SM), How's My Writing? Guidelines for Constructive Yet Tactful Peer Reviewing," Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, XXXIV, no 4 (December 2019): 24-20.
Jan M. Joyce, DBA, “Developing Creative Hypotheses to Solve Genealogical Challenges” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, XXXIII, no 4 (December 2018): 15-20.
Jan Joyce, “Hypothesis Development to Solve Genealogical Challenges: Conflicting Evidence for George Joyce and the 1800 Census ,” Crossroads, 12 (Summer 2017).
Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly
Jan Joyce Ahrens, “Using Indirect Evidence and Sibling Relationships to Prove Mary Duey as the Mother of Samuel Joyce,” Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly, 57 (May 2017): 161-166.
- Certificate in Genealogical Research (Boston University)
- Jan is a member of:
* Association of Professional Genealogists
* First Families of Pennsylvania
* Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
* National Genealogical Society
* Ohio Genealogical Society
* Utah Genealogical Society