Webinars for Genealogists

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The Write Stuff: Using Nonfiction 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 presentation demonstrates how to use nonfiction writing techniques to produce a “can’t put down” family history that will keep the pages turning for generations. Get handout.

Silent Voices:  Tips and Tricks for Tracing Female Ancestors

While most historical records have been created for and are about men, making it more challenging to research the women in your family tree. In this webinar you’ll learn about key records for locating maiden names, as well as some unique resources pertaining to women, and the importance of documenting your female ancestors, including many suggestions for how to create meaningful lasting tributes to their lives.

Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning how to research your female lines!

Saturday, March 19, 2011 webinar (90 Minutes)

Three Slovak Women: Telling the Story of One Slovak-American Family Using Oral and Social History  (Webinar presented to Brentwood Library 24 January 2015). Get Handout.

While conducting genealogical research, it is important not to overlook the stories of how our ancestors’ lives were influenced by local, national, or world historical events and conditions. Three Slovak Women chronicles the lives of three generations of Slovak women living in the steel town of Duquesne, Pennsylvania as they lived through the dislocation of immigration, two world wars, and the Great Depression. It demonstrates how oral and social history was used to build the story of how lives changed from one generation to the next

 

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Storyboard Your Family History with Scrivener

Scrivener by Literature and Latte is a combination word processor and project management tool that’s affordable and simple to use. Priced under $50, this powerful application seamlessly takes you from idea to outline to finished product. In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of how to set up your writing projects, how to use Scrivener’s virtual “corkboard” to storyboard—visually plot out the story you want to tell, how to store notes, citations, images, and research materials, and the first steps to compile your finished draft for printing or exporting for final formatting. With its versatile uses and customizable templates, Scrivener is the perfect tool for genealogists and family historians who want do share their research and stories. Handout

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Getting Started in Genealogy Part I:  The Basics

Genealogy BasicsInterested in researching your roots, but not sure about where or how to begin? This Webinar will walk you through the basic steps to you’ll need to get started in genealogy including how to build a family tree, what genealogical software programs are available, how to properly document and cite your sources, and how to effectively use the internet and traditional research techniques to locate your ancestors.

Designed specifically for beginners.  Learn about the wonderful world of genealogy!

Saturday, March 12, 2011  1:00 PM EST (90 Minutes)

 $2.50

Silent Voices:  Tips and Tricks for Tracing Female Ancestors

While most historical records have been created for and are about men, making it more challenging to research the women in your family tree.  In this webinar you’ll learn about key records for locating maiden names, as well as some unique resources pertaining to women, and the importance of documenting your female ancestors, including many suggestions for how to create meaningful lasting tributes to their lives.

Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning how to research your female lines!
 

 Saturday, March 19, 2011 webinar (90 Minutes)

 $2.50

Life Stories: How to Write a Compelling Family History Narrative

Genealogy is so much more than just the collection of names, dates, and places.  You don’t have to be a professional writer to write a compelling family narrative.  Learn about key techniques and tools to document your ancestors’ lives, or your own life story.

Don”t let charts and facts overwhelm you.  Discover your creative muse and tell a story your relatives will want to read!

Saturday, March 26, 2011 (90 Minutes)

 $2.50

Life stories Writing Guide – $1.95
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About the Presenter:

Lisa A. Alzo 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 is the author of nine books and numerous magazine articles.

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  • Selected archived versions may be available periodically for open viewing at http://www.lisaalzo.com.

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