Maiden Voyage of My Geneablog

Today is the maiden voyage of my geneablog.

I am a librarian and archivist (and I’ve even played one on tv), so I thought I might share some thoughts on family research from both sides of the reference desk.

Sassy Jane Genealogy is a family history website, featuring blog posts and e-book genealogy guides on U.S. and European genealogy research. The name Sassy Jane comes from 1920s newspaper ads for “rayon frocks,” combining my love of genealogy and everything vintage.

Much has changed since 1977, when I started my first job as a genealogy librarian at the Pikes Peak Library District, except my delight helping people find their ancestors. My first job out was an education, as I started just as (the first) Roots made genealogy so popular.

You can find me on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Just now my own research is in the U.S., Scotland, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Prussia, South Africa, and New Zealand. I’m a bit intimidated about researching German records for Prussia, though. But stick with me: I’ll learn!

I feel like I need a post sign-off like Edward R. Murrow. How about: Good night and good searching!

About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”


  1. Lisa Swanson Ellam 20 June 2010 at 7:09 PM - Reply

    Welcome, I love the blog name!

  2. Sassy Jane Genealogy 17 June 2010 at 4:34 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the warm welcome, everybody. I’m a pretty old hand at genealogy, but definitely new to blogging, so I’ll try not to hurt your eyes too much.

    Karen, most of my folks ended up right in Chicago, but my husband’s were in Knox, Jo Daviess, and I think a bit in McLean too.

  3. Karen Packard Rhodes 17 June 2010 at 3:48 PM - Reply

    Welcome to the genealogy blogosphere. Since I have some connection to Illinois (Bloomington, McLean County), I’ll be happy to follow your blog. Enjoy!

  4. GrannyPam 17 June 2010 at 10:58 AM - Reply

    Welcome to blogging. What a great start, I am looking forward to more!

  5. Gini 16 June 2010 at 11:26 PM - Reply

    Welcome to the geneablogger community! We look forward to reading all about your family history.

  6. Lori 16 June 2010 at 9:06 PM - Reply

    Hello and welcome to the blogging world! I’m really looking forward to reading your posts. 🙂

  7. Susan Petersen 16 June 2010 at 5:36 PM - Reply

    Welcome to the world of genealogy blogging! Your among an amazing group of people. I’m looking forward to reading your blog!

  8. Elyse 16 June 2010 at 4:49 PM - Reply

    Welcome to the Geneablogger World! I am looking forward to reading your blog. I’m glad you took the plunge

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