TxSGS 2016 Speaker Spotlight: Janice Lovelace

We are thrilled to introduce you to one of the dynamic speakers teaching at our 2016 Family History Conference in Dallas Texas on October 28-30! Online registration is now closed, but you can still register in-person at the event.


2016 TxSGS Speaker Janice Lovelace

About the Speaker

Janice Lovelace, Ph.D., a psychologist who recently retired from full-time college teaching in social sciences and American Cultural Studies, has over 20 years of experience in genealogical research and academic studies (Genealogy and Family History certificate at University of Washington, Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate, and ProGen). Her writing and presentations include health, genetics, ethnic minority research and courthouse research.

She is actively involved with her local societies and is a member of Association of Professional Genealogists, African American Genealogical and Historical Society, the Ohio Genealogical Society and the National Genealogical Society.

About the Sessions

Why Do I Need Genealogical Proof Standard for My Family Research?
Are you puzzled about how and why to use Genealogical Proof Standard? Does it even matter when researching your own family? What is “reasonably exhaustive research” anyway? This presentation offers an overview of the five elements of GPS and discusses why they are important in all genealogical research.

Was Great Grandmother Really Native American? An Introduction to Native American Genealogical Research
Many families have the oral history that an ancestor was Native American. How does a family researcher begin to discover if this is true? What federal, state and tribal records are available?

African American Courthouse Records
In some states, historic African American records are in separate books. Learn where to search for land and vital records, court proceedings, and probate documents at the courthouse.

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Miranda Whited

Miranda Whited

Communications Intern at TxSGS
Miranda Whited is the Spring and Summer 2016 communications intern for the Texas State Genealogical Society. Miranda is interested in public outreach, archival work, and museum studies. She currently attends the University of Texas at Austin studying History, English, and Anthropology.
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