Reconstructing Family History
Janice M. Sellers
Professional Genealogist -- Researcher, Editor, Indexer, Translator, Transcriber
Ancestral Discoveries provides research services primarily in European and North American family history, using thirty-five years of research experience and the ability to read, translate, and transcribe several languages.
I have researched my own family for 35 years and conducted research for others for 10 years. I have experience with black American, English, German, Greek, (East) Indian, Irish, Jewish, Portuguese, Russian, and Scottish ethnic research.
I am the editor of The Galitzianer, the quarterly newsletter focused on Jewish research in the former Austrian province of Galicia, and of ZichronNote, the newsletter of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society. I am also the publicity director for SFBAJGS. I have been on the staff of the Oakland Regional Family History Center for eleven years.
I have a Bachelor's degree in foreign languages (French major, Spanish and Russian minors) and have also studied German and Italian. Most of my professional career I have worked as an editor, and I have also done indexing, translation, and transcription.
- Methodology Part 5: How to Prove It, National Institute for Genealogical Studies, October 2010
- Professional Genealogy study group, 2009-2011 (ongoing)
- Gold research associate certification, Oakland Family History Center, 2008
- Jewish Genealogy Research Group, Salt Lake City, 2004-2007
- Digging for Your Roots, Concord Family History Center, 2005-2007
- "International Jewish Genealogy Month", ZichronNote, San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society, November 2010 (with Jeremy Frankel).
- "Members Report on Impressions of the IAJGS Conference in LA", ZichronNote, San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society, August 2010 (with other authors).
- "Napoleon's Finest", ZichronNote, San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society, November 2006.
- "Napoleon's Finest", Roots-Key, Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, Summer/Fall 2006.
- "Clues in Religious Traditions", More Brickwall Solutions to Genealogy Problems, Moorshead Magazines Ltd., 2004.
- "Keep Talking to Relatives!", More Brickwall Solutions to Genealogy Problems, Moorshead Magazines Ltd., 2004.
- "Lucky Thirteen", 500 Brickwall Solutions to Genealogy Problems, Moorshead Magazines Ltd., 2003.
Last updated 12 January 2011.