Calgary, Alberta USA
Contact between 10:00 am to 09:00 pm MST
2011 Family Tree Magazine Top 40 Genealogy Blogs Award
2011 Official Rootstech Blogger, Rootstech Conference, Feb 10-12, 2011. Salt Lake City.
2010 Luxegen Genealogy and AFHS blogs nominated in Top 40 blog contest (Family Tree Magazine)
2010 Toastmaster of the Year, Area 5, Division C, District 42.
2010 Toastmaster of the Year, Bedstone Olympics Toastmasters
2010 "Blogger of Honor" for Arizona Family History Expo January 22, 23, 2010. Mesa, Arizona
2010 "Blogger of Honor" for Immigration Family History Expo. March 18, 2010. Salt Lake City, Utah
2010 Advanced Communicator Silver - Toastmasters International
2009 Leadership Excellence - High Performance Leadership Award, Toastmasters International
2009 Advanced Leader Silver Award, Toastmasters International
2005 - 2006 President of the Year, Division C, District 42 (Alberta and Saskatchewan), Toastmasters International
Genetic genealogy (DNA for genealogy)
Social Media for genealogy
Technology and Genealogy
Research and Verify Your Ancestors with DNA: Getting Started
Research and Verify Your Ancestors with DNA: Understanding your FTDNA results � YDNA, mtDNA and/or Family Finder
Research and Verify Your Ancestors with DNA: Understanding your 23andme results
Y DNA Y Not
Genealogy 2.0: Tweet, Blog, Link Your Way to Cousin Connections
Genealogy Research Travel Kit
Will consider creating customized lectures related to genealogy and technology and/or social media
Required: projector with proper cable connection for laptop/netbook; power supply for laptop/netbook; screen or wall upon which to project images
Preferred: wireless internet access or some other internet connection; portable microphone amplification
Upcoming - April, 2012. Research and Verify Your Ancestors with DNA - Getting Started
Upcoming - February 2-4, 2012. Genealogy and Social Media. International Panel. Rootstech conference. Salt Lake City
Upcoming - November, 2011. Build a Family Tree. Calgary Public Library, Calgary, Alberta. (Youth 8 to 10 years.)
June 11, 2011. Blogger Panel 2, SCGS Jamboree, Burbank, California
June 10, 2011. Genealogy World - Social Media Discussion Leader. SCGS Jamboree, Burbank, California.
May 31, 2011 AFHS DNA Special Interest Group, Calgary
March 31, 2011 How Are You Coded (Personal Genomics DNA testing) - Bedstone Olympics Toastmasters.
Sept. 29, 2010. Family Tree Detective: Genealogy 101. University of Calgary.
August 2010 � A Cousin Once Removed (Genealogy) � Wit Pleasure Advanced Toastmasters, Calgary, AB
January 2010 -A Cousin a Day Keeps the Boredom Away (Genealogy) � Bedstone Olympic Toastmasters, Calgary, Alberta
October � November 2009. Youth Leadership Coordinator (Communication and Leadership) � Calgary Public Library, Thorncliff Branch 8 weeks. Ages � 12 to 16 years
A retired manager of a medical research lab, Joan Miller is a long time genealogist who uses DNA to complement traditional research. She is a published author of scientific papers and genealogical articles. She coordinates the Alberta Family Histories Society DNA special interest group and is the Aumack surname Y-DNA Project Administrator. Joan is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the International Society of Genetic Genealogy, five genealogical societies and two Toastmasters Clubs. Toastmasters is an organization that teaches effective communication and leadership. She serves on the public relations committee for the Alberta Family Histories Society which includes managing the social media(AFHS blog, Twitter and Facebook). Joan writes a regular column called "From the GeneaSphere" for the AFHS "Chinook" quarterly publication.