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Calendar Event
Event Date:
Dec 14/2022
Genealogy on Zoom

Start Time:
07:00 PM
End Time:
08:00 PM

Join us in welcoming Janet Hall Werner who will present Creating a Family History Book That Your Family Will Actually READ. This lecture will discuss the elements of a family history book that will captivate your family, and bring your ancestors to life in a way unlike the genealogical times from an earlier age. The lecture will cover the principles involved in creating a book that your family will actually read, and that will be cherished for generations to come. We’ll cover effective writing & layout, using family trees, timelines, photos, maps and records, and putting your ancestors into historical context. We’ll also discuss the nitty-gritty, including citations, computer programs, and the costs involved.

About the Presenter

Janet Hall Werner, J.D., is a professional genealogist, family historian, attorney and writer. She is a graduate of several courses at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and the Salt Lake Institute for Genealogy (SLIG), and has over 20 years of experience in genealogical research. She serves on the Board of the Fairfax Genealogical Society (FxGS), and is the current coordinator of the FxGS Genetic Genealogy (DNA) Special Interest Group (SIG), where she makes presentations routinely. She served as FxGS’s Newsletter Editor for four years.

Janet is an expert in DNA analysis, and has developed cutting-edge ways to solve research problems using DNA. For example, she has used DNA analysis to find the ancestral villages of a client’s Irish ancestors who fled Ireland in 1848 during the Great Famine. She has also used DNA to prove and disprove many lineages, and she has found the birth parents of many adoptees, both present-day and historical.

In more traditional genealogical projects, Janet has found the descendants of enslaved people of particular enslavers and plantations to support education and reconciliation. She is also an expert in Irish, Scots-Irish, German and English immigration, and in migration patterns within the United States. She specializes in finding the stories that are hidden in the records, and in putting a family’s history into the larger historical context. Her own ancestry is overwhelmingly English, with most of her ancestors arriving in Massachusetts and Connecticut in the 1600’s. She is a Mayflower descendant. But she also has a pair of Irish Famine 3x-great-grandparents from County Clare, and a pair of German great-grandparents who emigrated to Buffalo from Canada, where their ancestors had lived for a number of generations.

Prior to becoming a professional genealogist in 2016, Janet had a 25-year career in government relations on Capitol Hill. She holds a law degree from the University of Virginia and a B.A., Pol. Sci., cum laude, from SUNY Fredonia.

Janet runs Your Family History Project, which you can learn more about by following this link - https://yourfamilyhistoryproject.wordpress.com/

What: Creating a Family History Book your family will actually READ!

Who: Genealogist, Janet Hall Werner

Where: Zoom - Online Presentation

When: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7 pm

Fee: Individual Meeting $10.00

Or FREE for Genealogy Club Members



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