When I began my genealogy research some 30 years ago, I started with researching my maternal grandmother. In those days before online databases, I spent countless hours digging through old documents and corresponding with various archives and repositories to obtain records to verify family stories.
In hindsight, choosing a woman for my first research project may not have been the best strategy since historically women are typically more difficult to track down. Eventually, I learned enough details about my grandmother's life to write my book Three Slovak Women. I overcame many research challenges and I can help you find your elusive female ancestors.
This course is packed full of information from my 30+ years of researching female ancestors!
Limited Time: Save $20
Register today and take $20 off the...
At Research Write Connect we are kicking off October's National Family History Month by offering a FREE PDF Download: "31 Days to Discover Your Family History" that you can use to work on one genealogy/family history task each day this month.
This guide has one tip for each day of October to help you research your family tree, organize, preserve, and write family stories, and much more!
We will be featuring a few of our favorite tips throughout the month on this blog and our social media channels, so follow us there!
For example, for today, 1 October 2020, our first tip is:
Set the stage for Family History Month by listening to inspiring tunes, such as Neil Diamond’s “America”, "We are Family" by Sister Sledge, or “Lady Liberty” by Orleans. Creating a playlist of your favorite songs is a good way to stay motivated as you make progress on your family tree!
Click here to sign up for our FREE newsletter to...
Have you thought about writing your life story or sharing your life experiences with others?
Memoir is one of the most popular, yet controversial writing genres out there today. It’s a story only you can tell, and the good news is you don’t have to be a professional writer to do it.
Our new course "Crafting Your Memoir" will walk you step-by-step through the fun and exciting process of authoring your own life, and help you tap into your creative muse.
If you've ever thought about writing your life story, now is the time!
Sign up before 30 September 2020 and save 50% the regular price of $97.00, now just $48.50 with promo code MEMOIR50.
Click here to register now!
This self-paced course is taught by expert instructor, Lisa Alzo, a professional writer and writing coach.
About the Course
Each of us has a story to tell; a rich past to explore. Don’t know where to begin? Think it is too difficult? No time?
September is here and it is the unofficial end of summer. As students are heading back to school, it is also time to think about your own genealogy education plan!
Whether you are a beginner who wants to explore family history, understand DNA testing and specific record sets, or an experienced researcher hoping to write your family history, or master using Scrivener writing software, then take advantage of the special back to school sale and save 30% on all classes at Research, Write, Connect through Tuesday, 14 September 2020!
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...
Are you looking for a way to improve your genealogy research or writing skills?
Then check out the offerings at Research, Write, Connect, a premiere online educational website.
I started Research, Write, Connect as a way to bring my knowledge and passion for writing and family history to the forefront in a dynamic learning environment. My goal is to help aspiring writers and students by facilitating their journey into the past and connection to the future. You can read our initial press release here.
The academy feature courses in writing and genealogy from expert instructors, including: Lisa Alzo, Diana Crisman Smith, Regina Negrycz, Cheri Passey, and Paula Stuart-Warren. Meet the instructors.
More instructors will be joining our team soon!