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Lisa Alzo's LIfe Stories Webinar Review

I have mentioned Genealogy Webinars lately and how much they can educate you in doing your Family Research. I attended a webinar this weekend that was amazing. I want to share with you just a portion of what I learned.

The webinar I watched “live” was Lisa Alzo’s lecture on Life Stories: How to Write a Compelling Family History Narrative. Lisa is the author of Three Slovac Women, a nonfiction account of three generations of Slovak women in the steel-producing town of Duquesne, Pennsylvania and the love and sense of family binding them together. She gave us insight on the tools she used to write this historical family story.

I found a passage I really liked in her article, "Telling Stories: Bring Your Family Tree to Life ..." in the Western Pennsylvania History, Fall 2004 issue, “Often, the most interesting details are not found in the records or documents uncovered, but in the life stories of family members and individuals who lived through some key events in history such as the first two World Wars, the immigration wave or the Great Depression”

A couple of techniques she used that stood out for me, that you can utilize as well in doing your own personal family stories are:
This is just a couple thoughts I had from this Webinar. I can not tell you how much knowledge you can get from taking the time to register and watch the Webinars that Genealogists such as Lisa Alzo and others have prepared for us. It is even more exciting that many of them are offered FREE of charge. They may share something that might help you break down that brick wall!

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