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Janet Hovorka

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Episode 374 - eBay Challenge Scores A Family Bible For Listener / Janet Hovorka On Becoming A Professional Genealogist

Extreme Genes - America's Family History and Genealogy Radio Show & Podcast

Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin Family Histoire News with our new American population count from the 2020 census! (Now, to see the details we only have to wait another 71 years!) Then, the oldest Pearl Harbor survivor has passed. Hear who he was and how old he was. Next, there has been another passing of note. Peter Warner, 90, the man who rescued six shipwrecked boys from Tonga on a tiny island in 1966 has died. The guys will give you the details. Sadly, a genie trying to clean up and digitally share some gravestones has instead damaged them. Badly. Catch the story. The guys then discuss a story about how historians who research too deeply into violent or otherwise traumatic stories can be traumatized themselves from it. And to wrap up the segment, a person digging a garden in England has come up five bodies in what appears to be a “plague pit.” Hear all about it. Fisher then visits with Katherine Andrew, a young genealogist who took our eBay Challenge and is celebrating an incredible find! In segment three, long time “friend of the show,” Janet Hovorka, now with the Association of Professional Genealogists, talks with Fisher about how one can become a professional genealogist. David then returns for Ask Us Anything as the guys take on a pair of questions. One has to do with pedigree collapse, and the other with preservation of children’s papers. That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!

44mins

3 May 2021

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Genealogy Connection #057 - Janet Hovorka, Speaker, Writer, Entrepreneur

The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy Connection

Janet Hovorka, the "Chart Chick", is the co-owner with her husband Kim of Family Chartmasters, a company that produces beautiful printed family trees. She is a popular speaker at genealogy conferences and the author of the Zap the Grandma Gap books. Learn more about Janet at janethovorka.com. Thank you to our Patreon supporters! Please tell your genealogy friends or your local genealogy society about our free podcasts. Visit The Genealogy Guys Blog at http://blog.genealogyguys.com for more news and interesting ideas for your genealogy.

45mins

24 Jun 2019

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Episode 219 - Chief Genealogical Officer For FamilySearch.org On What’s Next in 2018 ; Janet Hovorka On Inventorying Family History Assets

Extreme Genes - America's Family History and Genealogy Radio Show & Podcast

Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org.  David begins with word from MyHeritage.com that current New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio is related to 19th century New York Mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck. Hear the relationship, Van Wyck’s legacy, and why DiBlasio probably isn’t too happy to hear about this.  Then, if enough documents were left, is it likely you would find Confucius and Socrates on your family tree? Apparently the answer is “yes!” David explains. Next, a village in Germany… along with its 20 residents… has been sold. For $164,000! David has the details. David then shines his blogger spotlight on RootsTech.org/blog… a great place to get caught up on what’s to come at this year’s RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Next, Fisher visits with David Rencher, the CGO (that’s Chief Genealogical Officer… honest!) of FamilySearch.org. David fills you in on what’s to come in 2018 at FamilySearch, new records that may soon be on line, and why you are required to log in now when you go to FamilySearch, even though it is and always will be a free site. David also brings us up to speed on what’s happening with the tricky merging feature. Then, Janet Hovorka from FamilyChartMasters.com talks about why you should consider inventorying your family history “assets.” What qualifies? Why do this? Janet explains. Then, Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority, is back for his final appearance of 2017, sharing the ins and outs of moving material from your iPhone to the cloud, and vice versa. (It’s not as tricky as you think!) That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show.

48mins

25 Dec 2017

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GenerationMaps.com with Janet Hovorka

The Cricket and Seagull Fireside Chat

Even though she was a librarian, Janet Hovorka's first reaction to organizing the thousands of family history names and records she inherited, was to run and hide. It was only after she made an emotional connection through a piece of heirloom furniture that her mind and heart began to open up to the blessings of making these people part of her life.And what blessings are those? Janet talks to seminars all over the country about how the information comes to you, once you begin, how putting your family history on the wall where you can see it can get you through tough times, and how you can let go of being overwhelmed and let the "One Thing" you can do present itself.That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

29mins

11 Sep 2009

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