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*WNYGS Fall Luncheon and Lecture *
*Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.,*
*Author and International Family History Expert*
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Location: Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd, Hamburg, New
The Western New York Genealogical Society is proud to present Lisa A. Alzo,
M.F.A. as this year's Fall Luncheon and Lecture speaker.
Ms. Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized
lecturer, specializing in Slovak genealogical research, writing your family
history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors.
She is the author of nine books and hundreds of magazine articles. In
addition, Ms. Alzo teaches online genealogy courses for Family Tree
University and the National Institute for Genealogical Studies.
This two-part program will include:
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
*Morning Lecture: “The Write Stuff: Using Non-Fiction 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 session
will discuss how to use non-fiction writing techniques to produce a “can’t
put down” family history that will keep the pages turning for generations
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
*Afternoon Lecture: “Packrat or Genealogist: Effective Methods For
Organizing Your Family History Research”*
Are you drowning in a sea of papers, documents, old photographs and other
research materials? This presentation will cover how to organize family
history documents, photographs, and more for quick retrieval. Traditional
methods and computer technology will be featured along with the most
effective ways for distributing and sharing this information with others.
$16 for Members
$20 for Non-Members
> Seating is limited. Advance registration is required.
To print or download a copy of the registration form, please visit the
Society's website at http://wnygs.org/meeting-2015-09.html. The
registration deadline is September 5, 2015.
*About the Society: *WNYGS is a 501(c)3 Not for Profit Corporation that was
established in 1974 to help preserve and encourage interest in the area's
rich genealogical heritage. The organization’s focus is the eight Western
New York counties - Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans, Chautauqua,
Cattaraugus and Allegany - which comprised the area of the original Holland
Land Company purchase.