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. In 1998, she began managing the marketing initiatives at Genealogy.com which prompted researching her own family. She has been hooked ever since .
Jan holds the CG® and CGL(SM) credentials from the Board of Certification for Genealogists. She also earned the AG® accreditation from The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists with a Great Lakes geographic speciality encompassing Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Her genealogy career is focused on teaching research methodology, writing, and researching her own family. She enjoys speaking and teaching at local, regional and national venues and is known for her interactive and engaging presentation style.
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.
If you are interested in hosting Jan to teach at your institute, conference or society gathering, please inquire via email using the form below. Or connect with Jan on LinkedIn. You can also review her profile in the Board for Certification of Genealogists Directory, the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists Directory, the ProGen Study Groups Directory, and the Association of Professional Genealogists Directory.
Board for Certification of Genealogists - Certifications
Certified Genealogical Lecturer.....2019
The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists
Accredited Genealogist, Great Lakes Regional Specialty.....2020
ProGen Practicum Study Group.....2021-Present
Created curriculum and program structure to support genealogists preparing for certification.
Mentor of Practicum 01 (2021) and Practicum 02 (2022).
ProGen Study Groups.....2019-Present
Mentor of ProGen 45.....2019-2020
GenProof Study Groups.....2020-Present
Mentor of GenProof 51....2021
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)
Metes and Bounds Land Platting.....2023
Advanced Techniques for Mastering Online Searches and Uncovering Digital Records (Virtual).....2021
Introduction to Genetic Genealogy.....2019
Corpus Juris: Advanced Legal Concepts for Genealogists.....2018
Utilizing Sources for Researching Your Nordic Ancestors.....2017
Advanced Genealogical Methods.....2016
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)
Mastering Genealogical Documentation (Virtual).....2022
Walking in Penn's Woods: Pennsylvania Research (Virtual).....2021
From Confusion to Conclusion: How to Write Proof Arguments.....2017
Institute of Genealogy & HIstorical Research (IGHR)
Military Records I: The Colonial Era to the Vietnam War (Virtual).....2021
Writing & Publishing for Genealogists.....2016
Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies.....2015
British Institute (ISBGFH)
Quaker Virtual Institute.....2021
Researching Your English Ancestors.....2015
North Hills Genealogists
Fall Conference - DNA Day with Blain Bettinger (Virtual).....2020
National Genealogy Society - Continuing Genealogical Studies
Understanding and Using DNA Test Results (Virtual).....2020
Genetic Genealogy, Autosomal DNA (Virtual).....2020
National Genealogical Society's Annual Conferences (NGS)
St. Charles, MO.....2015
ProGen Study Groups
Chat Day Leader
GenProof Study Groups
First Families of Pennsylvania
Lineage Society.....2015 to present
BU OL 15 Certificate Program in Genealogical Research.....2014
National Genealogical Society's Research Trip to Washington D.C......2014
The National Archives
Daughters of the American Revolution Library (DAR)
Library of Congress (LOC)
Ulster Historical Foundation
Return to the Cradle of Irish Presbyterianism.....2013
American Society of Genealogists Scholar Award.....2018
Award intends to recognize talent and build genealogical expertise by providing promising
genealogists the opportunity to receive advanced academic training in genealogy.
Ancestry ProGenealogists Scholarship Program
Grand Prize Winner Scholarship.....2017
Awarded to foster professional genealogists' educational efforts.
Doctor of Business Administration
Golden Gate University
Dissertation: Electronic Word of Mouth
Master of Business Administration
The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration