Lisa Ann Alzo, M.F.A., grew up in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Ithaca, New York. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1987 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. Lisa began writing creatively in the fourth grade with an assignment entitled, “All About Me,” and went on to win several English/Writing awards in high school and college.
Lisa has published articles in Ancestry Magazine, Discovering 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.
An avid genealogist for 26 years, Lisa 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.
Lisa will be presenting the following lectures during our conference kick-off day on October 31st:
- Tracing Your Immigrant Ancestors
- Silent Voices: Telling the Stories of Your Female Ancestors
- Packrat or Genealogist? Effective Methods for Organizing Your Family History Research
- Show, Don't Tell: Creative Nonfiction Writing for Genealogists
(these presentations will also be recorded and available for viewing by conference registrants through January, 2021)