Jan is a genealogy researcher whose personal work has focused on Ohio, Pennsylvania, England and Norway. She began researching in 1998 to understand genealogy customers when she managed the marketing initiatives at Genealogy.com. Before beginning her genealogy career, she earned marketing degrees from Miami University, The Ohio State University and Golden Gate University. Jan has taught marketing classes as an adjunct professor. Her genealogy education has stemmed from attending institutes to participating in peer study groups. She enjoys studying, writing and teaching about genealogy methodology.