Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lake Erie Carpatho-Rusyn Society Genealogy Workshop-Sat. May 3

I will be presenting a workshop at the Carpatho-Rusyn Society Lake Erie Chapter on Saturday, May 3rd at the Shrine Club, I-79, Exit 180 – 2525 W. 38th Street, Erie, PA. My topics will be: "Demystifying East European Research" and "Writing Your Family History." Also on hand: Jerry Jumba, Master of Rusyn folk music and Nancy Kelly, Creating a Rusin/Rusyn Dictionary.

10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for members of the national Carpatho-Rusyn Society & $20 for non-members, including lunch.

TO REGISTER -- (814) 456-7217 OR

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Upcoming Letters Workshop in Alexandria, VA

I am very honored to be heading to Alexandria, VA this weekend to present the "Letters Workshop" at the Biennial Convention of the National League of American Pen Women on Saturday afternoon (4/26) at the Westin Alexandria. I am also looking forward to the Letters Banquet and hearing the speaker, Carol Buckland, who is Senior Executive Producer for CNN’s “Larry King Live”. The title of her talk is: Billions of Bytes but No Big Picture? The Impact of 24/7 Internet News.

Here is the official announcement of my selection by the committee. I am dedicating my presentation to my mother and my grandmothers. I will blog more about the experience when I return.

Here is the official announcement by Gail Ferguson, Letters Chair, NLAPW

"As the NLAPW National Chair of Letters, I am happy to announce the winner of our first-ever Workshop Contest.
Lisa Alzo will present her winning program, “Silent No More: Giving a Voice to ‘Her’ Story”, on Saturday afternoon of the 2008 Biennial. The theme focuses on women and writing."

Thursday, April 10, 2008

True Inspiration

I'm just about to head out to catch a plane, but felt compelled to complete this post. If you saw the last night's ABC Special: "The Last Lecture: A Love Story for Your Life," then you understand.
Diane Sawyer interviewed Carnegie-Mellon University Professor, Randy Pausch and his family. Pausch has pancreatic cancer and seven months ago, gave an inspiring lecture that has now been viewed around the world thanks to the Internet.

This man's story really hammers home the truth that it doesn't matter how much money, material goods, or fame you have, what really matters is how you live your life day by day and how you treat your family and friends. As genealogists we talk about leaving a legacy for future generations. What an incredible legacy this man will be leaving.

What will your's be?

Click here to read/view the story.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

CGSI Symposium in Seattle

I'll be heading off tomorrow to the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International Symposium in Seattle, WA April 11-13. It promises to be a great event!

For more information, click here.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Butler County Genealogy Expo

The Butler County Genealogical Society is holding their Genealogy Expo this Saturday, April 5, 2008. A great program is planned! Click here for more information.