02 May 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: Janet Hovorka, MLIS

Janet Hovorka 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 MyHeritage 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 relative's 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 modern families. 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. Janet is past President of the Utah Genealogical Association and she teaches library science and genealogy at Salt Lake Community College.

SU005 Sunday June 7,  8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Family History Adhesive: Science and Simple Tech 4 Binding Families
Studies show that family history strengthens your relationships and empowers your current family. Use the technology your family already accesses every day to create a strong narrative together.

SU021 Sunday June 7, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Family Links: Easy Interactive Online Activities
Create stronger relationships with your modern family by exploring your family history. Check out inventive activities and websites that will reach across the distances in your extended family.

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