LECTURE TOPICS


Creative Hypothesis Development for Complex Genealogy Problems

This lecture focuses on teaching how to develop multiple hypotheses for 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.


Making Family Research Videos to Share with Others

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.


Using a Location and Timeline Analysis Chart to Determine if it is One or More People of the Same Name

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 of a Locations and Timeline Analysis Chart (LoTac) can help prove, or disprove that there is multiple persons. A case study helps illuminate the use of this methodology.

CONFERENCE & SOCIETY LECTURES


Association of Professional Genealogists
Professional Management Conference 2018
Jan M. Joyce, "Developing Multiple Hypotheses to Solve Genealogical Challenges," lecture, 2018 Association of Professional Genealogists - Professional Management Conference (Kansas City, Missouri: APG, 06 October 2018).

Professional Management Conference 2016
Jan Ahrens, "Employing Multi-Media as a New Product and Revenue Stream - Video Module," lecture, 2016 Association of Professional Genealogists - Professional Management Conference, (Fort Wayne, Indiana: APG, 22 September 2016).


Southern California Genealogical Society 

​Jamboree 2019
Jan Joyce, "Solving Challenges through Creative Hypotheses Development," lecture, 50th Annual Southern California Genealogical Society - Jamboree 2019, (Los Angeles, California: SCGS, 31 May, 2019), session 826.


Jamboree 2019
Jan Joyce, "Easily Create and Share a Video of Your Family Research," workshop, 50th Annual Southern California Genealogical Society - Jamboree 2019, (Los Angeles, California: SCGS, 02 June 2019), session 824.


2018 Jamboree Webinar Extension Series
Jan Joyce, "Solving One Name & Many Locations with a Location & Timeline Tool," Webinar,  Southern California Genealogical Society - 2018 Jamboree Webinar Extension Series, (Virtual: SCGS, 19 December, 2018).


Jamboree 2016
Jan Ahrens, "Easily Create a Video of Your Family Research to Share with Family," workshop, 47th Annual Southern California Genealogical Society - Jamboree 2016, (Los Angeles, California: SCGS, 05 June 2016), session SU-B.


Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County

Lecture Series 2017-2018
Jan Joyce, "Solving One Name & Many Locations with a Location & Timeline Tool" Lecture Series 2017-2018, live workshop, The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County, (Santa Cruz, California: GSSCC, 07 November 2018).  


Lecture Series 2017-2018
Jan Joyce Ahrens, "Solving Your Genealogical Challenges Using Creative Hypotheses Development," Lecture Series 2017-2018, live workshop, The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County, (Santa Cruz, California: GSSCC, 07 September 2017).  


Lecture Series 2016-2017

Jan Ahrens, "Easily Create a Video of Your Family Research," Lecture Series 2016-2017, live workshop, The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County, (Santa Cruz, California: GSSCC, 05 January 2017).   


San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society
Lecture Series 2017-2018
Jan Joyce Ahrens, "Making Family Research Videos," Lecture Series 2017-2018, live workshop, San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society, (San Ramon, California: SRVGS, 17 October 2017).​


​Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society
Lecture Series 2018-2019
Jan Joyce, "Solving Your Genealogical Challenges Using Creative Hypotheses Development," Lecture Series 2018-2019, live workshop, Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society, (Santa Clara, California: SCCHGS, 19 March 2019).​


San Mateo County Genealogical Society
Lecture Series 2017-2018
Jan Joyce, "Making a Family Video to Share," Lecture Series 2017-2018, live workshop, San Mateo County Genealogical Society, (San Mateo, California: SMCGS, 24 March 2018).​

Dr. Joyce is available to speak at your institute, conference or genealogy society. Here is a sampling of the lectures that are available.