30 April 2014

Jamboree - Meet the Speakers: Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.

Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1987 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997.

Lisa is the author of nine books, including the award-winning Three Slovak Women, and hundreds of magazine articles. She has been published in Ancestry Magazine, Discovering Family History Magazine, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, Reunions Magazine, NGS News Magazine, Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, and The Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. Lisa is a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine and teaches online courses for Family Tree University and The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She is a frequently invited speaker for national conferences, genealogical and historical societies, and webinars. An avid genealogist for more than 22 years, Lisa also chronicles her family history adventures on her blog, The Accidental Genealogist. Visit <http://www.lisaalzo.com> for more information.

FR007 Friday June 6, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Online Genealogy for the Absolute Beginner

When you’re new to family history, the amount of information available can seem overwhelming. Learn about the most popular online databases and tools for beginning your genealogy research.

FR023 Friday June 6, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
10 Ways to Jump Start Your Eastern European Research

Curious about your Eastern European roots, but don’t know where to begin? Learn the key steps for tracking down records, relatives, and other research resources “over here” and “over there.”

SU030 Sunday June 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
DIY Publishing for the Family Historian: Tips, Tricks and Tools

You’ve done the research, written the content — now what? Learn the tips, tricks, and tools you need to successfully self-publish.

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