03 April 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: 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 frequently invited to speak at 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.

SA005 Saturday June 6, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Letters, Ledgers, and Lodge Books: Finding Ancestors with Ethnic Resources
Learn how to locate letters, ledgers, lodge records, manuscripts, newspapers, and other ethnic resources. Discover hidden clues to track your ancestors and their friends, associates, and neighbors.

SA021 Saturday June 6, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
No Easy Button: Using Immersion Genealogy to Understand Your Ancestors
Learn how to take your research a step further to understand your ancestor's lives through "immersion genealogy" -- the process of discovering where they lived, worked, and worshiped, and much more.

SA046 Saturday June 6, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Top Ten Websites for Eastern European Genealogy
Whether your roots are Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, or another ethnicity, learn about the best websites for tracing your Eastern European ancestors on both sides of the ocean.

SU002 Sunday June 7, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
How to Overcome Brick Walls in Eastern European Research
Through sample case studies, learn about lesser-utilized research tactics, key resources and repositories to find your elusive Eastern European ancestors.

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