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🎤 Making A Family Video to Share, by Dr. Jan Joyce Aherns

  • 24 Mar 2018
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Via Zoom

Presenter: Dr. Jan Joyce Aherns

You love genealogy research, but at family gatherings and cocktail parties your relatives’ and friends' eyes glaze over when you start talking about it, right?  This talk/workshop will show you how to make your genealogical information into an engaging video that everyone will love! Create videos for family, friends, and clients.  

You will determine your audience and video topic, identify the materials you have or need to find and how to organize them, write a script, create high impact visual and audio effects, record, edit, and publish your video. This workshop will focus on developing content with a light touch on technology and software.

Dr. Ahrens is a genealogy researcher whose personal work has focused on Ohio and Pennsylvania, England, Germany, Ireland, and Norway. She began researching in 1998 to better understand genealogy customers when she managed the marketing initiatives at Before beginning her genealogy career in writing and speaking, Jan earned a B.S. in Business, Marketing, from Miami University; and an MBA, Marketing, from The Ohio State University and a Doctor of Business Administration from Golden Gate University.

She has completed the Boston University Certificate in Genealogy Research, the ProGen Study Group, Advanced Genealogical Methods Course at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies Course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), British Institute - Researching Your English Ancestors, and the Writing & Publishing for Genealogists Course (IGHR) among others. 

San Mateo County Genealogical Society

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San Mateo, CA 94401-0230


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