Presenter: Lisa A. Alzo
Duration: 30 minutes
YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:
- You’re struggling to hunt down the females in your family tree
- You know a little bit about your female ancestors, but have hit a brick wall in your research
- You have yet to begin searching for the women in your family, but don’t’ know where to start
From maiden names mysteries to great-grandmas named “Mrs.”, researching your female forebears is full of challenges. In this class, you’ll learn tools and tactics to overcome those dead ends and uncover your female ancestors’ stories.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- Learn about key records for locating maiden names
- Discover unique resources for uncovering your female ancestors’ stories
- General tips and tricks for finding those elusive females
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Eastern European genealogy specialist Lisa A. Alzo received the Association for Women in Slavic Studies 2002 Mary Zirin Prize for excellence in scholarship, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International. Her books include Three Slovak Women (Gateway Press), Slovak Pittsburgh (Arcadia) and Cleveland Slovaks (with John T. Sabol, Arcadia). She’s written numerous articles for genealogy publications, including regular contributions to Family Tree Magazine, and blogs regularly at The Accidental Genealogist. A genealogist for 20 years, Lisa has taught genealogy courses for more than a decade, and is a frequent speaker at national conferences, genealogical and historical societies.