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GeneaBloggers Radio – Show Notes for Friday, January 6, 2012


GeneaBloggers Radio Episode 49

Genealogy New Year’s Resolutions for 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012
9pm-10:30pm Eastern US
8-9:30pm Central US
7-8:30pm Mountain US
6-7:30pm Pacific US
2am London UK
1pm Saturday Sydney AUS

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Genealogy New Year’s Resolutions for 2012

This week our show is entitled Genealogy New Year’s Resolutions for 2012. Our special guests will include: DearMYRTLE of who will have tips and handy information on how to keep your genealogy data and materials organized; Amy Coffin, of the We Tree genealogy blog will discuss setting genealogy goals and resolutions for 2012. And Jan Meisels Allen, Vice President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and a member of the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) with important information on how you can get involved with the preservation and access of vital records, especially the Social Security Death Index.

Special Co-Host: Lisa Alzo

Lisa Alzo

GeneaBloggers Radio is trying something new for 2012 . . . guest co-hosts! This week our co-host is well-known genealogist, author and educator Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist.  Lisa will help out with news items and interviews as well as keeping things rolling during tonite’s episode!



DearMYRTLE is the nome de plume of Pat Richley-Erickson who has been writing genealogy columns on and off the net since 1995. She is the author of DearMYRTLE’s Joy of Genealogy, a host in Second Life’s Just Genealogy, and a prolific webinar host. She founded (a central blog and calendar) that was recently honored internationally as one of only three 2011 GeneaBlog award winners.


Amy Coffin
Amy Coffin

Amy Coffin, MLIS, is a genealogist in Houston, Texas. She is the author of the We Tree Genealogy Blog, which was named one of Family Tree Magazine’s “Top 40 Genealogy Blogs” for 2010 and 2011. Amy is also the author of “The Big Genealogy Blog Book” released in late 2011.


Jan Meisels Allen
Jan Meisels Allen

Jan Meisels Allen is the Vice President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), and has served on the IAJGS board since 2004.  She  is also the chairperson of  the IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee (PRAMC). She represents the IAJGS as a managing member on the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) and has served on that committee since 2004. Jan is the President of and Chairperson of the Programming Committee and a founding member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) and served on the board of directors of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) for 5 years , including as Program Vice President.

Jan has been researching her Polish, Hungarian and Galician roots for over 13 years. She has spoken at a number of genealogical organizations including several times at the IAJGS annual conference. She also serves on the board of the Friends of the Agoura Hills Library and does the purchasing for the library and writes the Friends Newsletter, in addition to working in their Book Cellar several Saturdays a month. Jan received her BA from Adelphi University, Long Island NY and finished 60 credits for a Masters in Business Administration in Health Care Administration from the Bernard Baruch College of the City University of New York and was a Goldwater Fellow in Hospital Administration at the Mount Sinai Hospital of the City of New York. Jan is a retired lobbyist and health care administrator. Her professional lobbying has been an asset to the PRAMC and RPAC activities.


  • IAJGS Legislative Info
  • Video: Toolkit for State Liaisons

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