Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Announcing Fall into Family History Month Webinar: Saturday 30 September 2017!

I'm pleased to announce that registration is open for a special Fall into Family History Webinar on Saturday, 30 September 2017. 

I will be teaming up with my friend and colleague, Denise Levenick aka The Family Curator, and we want to help you kick-off your next family history writing or photo project.

Yes, we know this is short notice, but Denise and I were talking last week about how we could combine our areas of expertise to encourage and inspire genealogists to share their family photographs and stories. Since October is Family History Month, we decided to seize the moment!

The online seminar will take place on Saturday 30, September 2017 starting at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time / 8:00 a.m. Pacific time. Cost is just $19.95. There will be two sessions, which will include Q&A and we will also draw for some fun prizes.

Session 1: Organizing Your Family History Writing Project 
with Lisa Alzo, will show you how to:

  • confront and conquer writer’s block
  • use storyboarding to organize your ideas
  • find and use pro writer’s tools for outlines, timelines, mind maps and more
  • generate and discover new ideas to bring your stories to life 

Session 2: Selecting and Preparing Images for Your Family History Project 
with Denise Levenick, will help you know:

  • what to look for when choosing snapshots and digital images
  • minimum requirements for image size and resolution
  • how to organize images for easy access and publication
  • the three photo edits every picture needs
  • how to convert file formats for your project 

Limited seats available. All paid registrants will receive links to watch the recordings and will receive the handouts, so if you can't attend the live webinars on Saturday, you can still register and watch later on your own schedule.

Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, 29, September 2017.  Click here to register or learn more. 

If you are ready to jumpstart a project this October, then register TODAY for the Fall into Family History Month Saturday Seminar.

[Disclosure: The above post is an advertisement for a paid webinar I will be presenting]

Copyright 2017, Lisa A. Alzo, All Rights Reserved

Friday, September 08, 2017

Mark Your Calendars Now! Polish Genealogy Seminar October 13-14, 2017

If you have Polish or Ukrainian roots, then you won't want to miss the Polish Genealogy Seminar hosted by my friends from the Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast in New Britain, Connecticut, Friday and Saturday, October 13-14, 2017 in New Britain, Connecticut. 

I have had the pleasure of participating as a speaker at this conference several times over the years, and I can honestly say it is one of the best run genealogy events around. 

Register now to reserve your space!

Below is the press release from the conference.  


The Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast, Inc. and The S. A. Blejwas Endowed Chair of the Polish and Polish American Studies, Central Connecticut State University cordially invite you to attend the 2017 GENEALOGY CONFERENCE to learn the strategies for tracing your Polish-American and Eastern European roots.

It will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 and Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Institute of Technology, Business and Development, Downtown campus of Central Connecticut State University, 185 Main Street, New Britain, CT.

The conference provides an opportunity to learn strategies for tracing your Polish-American and Eastern European roots.  The speakers are well known in Polish genealogy circles and their discussions will enable attendees to fill in the missing pieces of their family history.  Speakers have extensive experience in their respective fields and have been featured at numerous regional, national and international conferences.

Featured speakers will be Matthew Bielawa, (Vice-President, PGSCTNE), Dr. Mieczyslaw B. Biskupski, (Endowed Chair, Polish and Polish-American Studies, CCSU), Michelle Chubenko, (New Jersey), David Ouimette, (Utah), Tadeusz H. Piłat (Tarnobrzeg, Poland), Thomas Sadauskas (Virginia), Jonathan Shea, A.G., President, PGSCTNE).and Julie Szczepankiewicz (Massachusetts).
A two-part seminar will be presented on "Finding the Missing Pieces of Your Polish and Ukrainian Family History." 

Many lectures are scheduled including:  

1.  "Did Pilsudski Raise a Polish Army in America?"
2.  "Jersey Roots: Touring the Garden State"
3.  "Genealogy in Ukraine:  Discover Online Resources,"
4.  "The Story of Polish Immigrant Millworkers,"
5. "Overcoming Spelling Problems and Unlocking the Power of Names"
6.  "Europe's World War II Displaced Persons: Their Little Known Story," and
7.  "The Ins and Outs of Geneteka:  How it Works and How to Use it Most Effectively." 
8.  Tadeusz Pilat will speak on "Greek Catholics in Poland and Family Research" and "MilitaryConscription Lists in the Kingdom of Poland and Genealogical Research." 

For more information, please see the conference website at which includes the conference schedule, speakers' biographies, and lecture summaries.   Information and forms about one-on-one consultation appointments with the speakers (a limited number are available), registration and lecture selections are also available.

Throughout the day, a collection of books, maps and other materials will be available to all attendees for consultation.  Officers of the Society will be present to answer questions.

Click here for more information.

Copyright, PGSCTNE and Lisa A. Alzo, 2017
All rights Reserved