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No Easy Button: Using Immersion Genealogy to Understand Your Ancestors

April 2 @ 10:15 am 12:30 pm EDT

Program Description

Family history is so much more than just names, dates, and places, or boxes, lines, and charts. For 21st century genealogists, it is easy to limit our research to the documents or other facts we find online, or to what others tell us to be true. Learn how to take your research a step further to understand your ancestors’ lives through “immersion genealogy”—the process of discovering where they lived, worked, and worshipped, and experiencing those customs and traditions they passed down through the generations. Key resources, methodology, and tips for reaching out to relatives and repositories, and how to make the most out of a trip to your ancestor’s hometown (whether in North America or across the pond) will be discussed.

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Lisa A. Alzo

Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Eastern European research and writing your family history. She is the author of eleven books and hundreds of magazine articles.  Lisa works as an online educator and writing coach through her website Research, Write, Connect and developed the Eastern European …

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April 2
10:15 am – 12:30 pm EDT
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FGS (Tampa)
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Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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