Meet the Research Write Connect Instructors: Lisa Alzo

In a series of posts we will introduce the expert instructors of Research, Write, Connect,. Each expert brings knowledge and proven experience in the fields of genealogy or writing along with a passion for teaching others how to research and write about their families. 


Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. She grew up in Duquesne, Pennsylvania and 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 is the author of eleven books, including The Family Tree Polish, Czech and Slovak Genealogy Guide [affiliate link], and the award-winning Three Slovak Women, [affiliate link] and hundreds of magazine articles.

Lisa is a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine and a regular contributor to Internet Genealogy Magazine and Your Genealogy Today Magazine. She has worked as an editor of many memoirs, and has been an online educator for over 20 years.

She is a frequently invited speaker for national conferences, genealogical and historical societies, and webinars. Lisa developed Research, Write, Connect in 2018 to provide genealogists and writers with a more interactive educational experience. Learn more at <>.

Lisa is the instructor for the following courses:

The Write Stuff: Telling the Story

The Write Stuff, Advancing the Story

The Write Stuff: Selling the Story

Crafting Your Memoir

Mastering Scrivener (101)

Finding Your Female Ancestors

Discovering Genealogy

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