Have you been wondering how to begin your genealogy? Have you been working on your genealogy for a while and need some ideas of where to focus next? Whether you are new to genealogy or a seasoned genealogist, there is something for everyone to learn in this program covering family documents, time lines, census records, immigration and naturalization records, family photos, interviewing techniques, newspaper research... and more!
Speaker: Jan Meisels Allen is the President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV). Jan is the chairperson of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Public Records Access Monitoring Committee (PRAMC) since 2003. She served on the IAJGS Board of Directors from 2004-2013, and since 2004 represents IAJGS on the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC). In 2015 she was awarded the IAJGS Volunteer of the Year award. In 2013, the National Genealogical Society (NGS) awarded Jan the President's Citation. She speaks on records access at national genealogical conferences and has spoken at a number of organizations on Jewish genealogy. She has been researching her Polish, Hungarian and Galician roots for over 19 years.