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Jane grew up in the Spokane, Washington area. She attended the University of Idaho, then earned her BA in English Literature as well as Master of Education from Eastern Washington University, earning a specialty in instructional media and screen design. She has been a Media Specialist involved in computer graphics, video production and non-print collection development at Spokane Community College for nearly 25 years. Now retired, she works on occasional free-lance computer graphics projects. Recently, she retooled the letterhead and logo for the Genealogical Society of the West Fields in New Jersey.
Jane notes, "My tadcu, Gwilym Vaughan, was the first-born US generation from Wales. His parents, David Vaughan and Ann Hughes, emigrated from Aberdare/Aberaman, Glamorgan in 1882; settling in the area of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. David was a coal miner with a typical love of music and literature, which he passed on to all of us."
She has been "seriously working" on her family history since 1993, but actually had been working on it sporadically since 1978. A volunteer at the Family History Center, she is a volunteer on the Internet Genealogy Helplist for Spokane County, WA and Huron County, Ontario; a member of the Eastern Washington Historical Society; and a RootsWeb supporting member. She is considering a biography of Matilda J. McBrien Hoff; the first woman board member of the National Restaurant Association (and an ancestor, of course).
"It's been a privilege to watch the WAGS organization grow from infancy to become a respected organization and be a part of it all from nearly the beginning. I would say treat your love of genealogy as you would an important relationship: with honor, integrity, tact, respect, affection, accuracy and diligence. Apply that to those who help you along with your research and to those ancestors whose lives you are trying to discover. You'll earn the respect of the former and honor the latter."
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UPDATED: 17 October, 2009