Jane began researching her family history in 1993, when genealogy research required going to the Family History Library in person, and hand scrolling microfilm. The first time she saw hear great-grandfather on the 1900 census, she cried. Since then, she has done research in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Washington DC, and Jerusalem. Jane has translated 19th century Russian documents into English for clients and online databases.
Jane hung out her shingle as a professional genealogist in 2013. She has spoken at the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Society’s annual conference (Paris; Boston; Salt Lake City; and Jerusalem), to local genealogy societies throughout Southern California, and will be speaking at the Genealogy Jamboree in June, 2016.
David Laskin, author of 'The Family,' and other award-winning books, called her presentation on 'Sensitive Subjects: What to Reveal, What to Conceal' “spellbinding.”
Jane is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the National Genealogical Association, the Southern California Genealogical Society, and JGSLA.