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 directory of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Board for Certification of Genealogists
Certified Genealogical Lecturer.....2019
The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists
Great Lakes Regional Specialty.....2020
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)
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
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.
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)
From Confusion to Conclusion: How to Write Proof Arguments.....2017
ProGen Study Groups
Chat Day Leader
Institute of Genealogy & HIstorical Research (IGHR)
Writing & Publishing for Genealogists.....2016
Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies.....2015
First Families of Pennsylvania
Lineage Society.....2015 to present
British Institute (ISBGFH)
Researching Your English Ancestors.....2015
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
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