21 April 2014

Jamboree - Meet the Speakers: Janet Hovorka

Janet Hovorka (www.janethovorka.com) received a B.A. in Ancient Near Eastern History and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from BYU. She and her husband Kim Hovorka own Family ChartMasters, the official printers for most genealogy software companies as well as My Heritage and FamilySearch. Family ChartMasters won Family Tree Magazine’s Editor’s choice and 101 Best Website awards as well as FamilySearch software awards.

One of Janet’s greatest genealogy accomplishments was the completion and publication of her mother-in-law’s oral history just one year prior to her untimely death. Most recently she has found great satisfaction in encouraging her teenage children’s genealogical interests. Janet is the author of the Zap the Grandma Gap books and workbooks to help family historians engage the youth in their family with their history.

Janet is passionate about the nutrition family history brings to the souls of all family members and how it creates stronger relationships in the family today. Janet writes the Chart Chick blog and the Zap The Grandma Gap blog, has written for numerous genealogy publications and enjoys speaking about genealogy nationally and internationally. She is past President of the Utah Genealogical Association, teaches library science and genealogy at Salt Lake Community College.

SA046 Saturday June 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Back To Basic Research Practices in the Age of Internet Genealogy

The foundations of good research will make you more effective. We’ll discuss primary and secondary info, original and derivative records and how to track research. Keep your own copy or go with mega databases or how do you sync them?

SU016 Sunday June 8, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Panel: Rebranding Genealogy and Engaging the Next Generation

Everyone is interested in their great-grandfather’s report card, and anyone wants to hear about the trouble their mother got into as a child. Get beyond the “we should” to “specifically how” to make family history more engaging to everyone.

SU032 Sunday June 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Abracadabra Interactive Family History Charts With Prezi

Learn how to make a digital interactive family history chart with the free online Prezi website. Harvest the power of flexible visualization to show off artifacts, documents and images to engage your family members near and far.

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