WNYGS Alzo Lecture

September Program - Annual Fall Luncheon & Lecture

Two Member-Selected Presentations by Lisa Alzo, M.F.A.

Saturday, September 12, 2015
(Regularly scheduled meeting moved one week earlier to prevent a conflict with the 2nd Annual New York State Family History Conference)

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Morning Lecture
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Afternoon Lecture

Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd, Hamburg, New York 14075

$16 for Members
$20 for Non-Members

> Open to the public.
> Seating is limited. Advance registration is required.

Join us for this special event as Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized speaker, presents two member-selected lectures.

Morning Lecture: “The Write Stuff: Using Non-Fiction Writing Techniques To Write A Better Family History”

As genealogists, we often focus on facts and uncover so much information that our research produces nothing but boring lists. But do you really know what happened between the dashes of your ancestors’ lives? How can you share that information in a compelling and interesting way? This session will discuss how to use non-fiction writing techniques to produce a “can’t put down” family history that will keep the pages turning for generations.

Afternoon Lecture: “Packrat or Genealogist: Effective Methods For Organizing Your Family History Research”

Are you drowning in a sea of papers, documents, old photographs and other research materials? This presentation will cover how to organize family history documents, photographs, and more for quick retrieval. Traditional methods and computer technology will be featured along with the most effective ways for distributing and sharing this information with others.

Registration Deadline: September 5, 2015

Click here to download a PDF version of the program flyer and registration form.

More About Our Presenter:
Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research, the writing of family history, and the use the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. She grew up in Duquesne, Pennsylvania and 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 is a regular contributor to Nase Rodina, and has also published in Ancestry Magazine, Discovering Family History Magazine, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, Internet Genealogy, Reunions Magazine, NGS 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 speaker for national conferences, genealogical and historical societies, and webinars.

An avid genealogist for more than 25 years, Lisa also chronicles her family history adventures on her blog, The Accidental Genealogist. Visit Ms. Alzo's website for more information.

Last updated: August 3, 2015