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25 January 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

GSBC General Meeting (Online!)
Silent Voices: Telling Stories of Your Female Immigrant Ancestors
Monday, 25 January @ 7pm (EST)
Free Online Webinar—All Experience Levels are Welcome

Presenter: Lisa Alzo

Most historical records have been created for and/or about men, making it more challenging to research and write about female ancestors. This session will include: effective ways to discover your female ancestors and how to document the important roles their lives played in culture/society;various methods for writing about your female ancestors (from short, informative bio sketches or profiles to writing a complete book); and a discussion of options for publishing your family history.


Lisa Ann Alzo, MFA earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997 and has been an avid genealogist for 26 years. She has published articles in Ancestry MagazineDiscovering Family History Magazine, Family Chronicle , Family Tree Magazine , Genealogical Computing, Reunions Magazine, NGSNews Magazine, Reunions Magazine, Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, FEEFHS Journal and Rocenka: Journal of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International, The Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. Alzo currently teaches online genealogy courses for Family Tree University and the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She is the recipient of the 2002 Mary Zirin Prize given by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies to recognize the achievements of independent scholars, and is a frequently invited speaker for national conferences, genealogical and historical societies.