Build Your Family History Writing Skills with New Genealogy Intensive

I’m passionate about writing my family history.  How about you? If, you feel compelled to tell your ancestors’ stories, but have doubts or fears about how to get started, what to write about, or how to craft a compelling narrative, then join me for The Write Stuff: Build Your Family Writing Skills, a new Genealogy Intensiveoffered through this six week, interactive course (13 October – 17 November, 2014), you will build your skills as a writer and learn about the tools and techniques to produce a quality family history.

Why Am I Doing This?

As avid genealogists, we collect names, dates, places, and sources, and these are all essential to us learning about who we are. But a total family history is so much more just charts and graphs, boxes and lines, or references. Writing about our ancestors and our heritage gives context, meaning, and purpose to all of the facts we have collected, and I want to help you to learn how to lose the intimidation and let go of your fears about writing so that you can dig deeper into your family stories. As a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Creative Nonfiction Writing program, I learned from many of the best in the business, and I have spent years building my own career as freelance writer. I want to share my experience with you.
Why the “Intensive” Concept?

In the genealogy field, there are countless opportunities for learning about what records are available and how to search them. In addition, there are many study groups out there to help you build upon the methodology and research practices. However, when it comes to writing, there is not the same in-depth type of instruction readily available. Even presentations given at conferences and via webinars are typically only lectures that will “tell” you about some of the key techniques, but don’t always “show” you what to do (I know this because I have given many of these presentations). With six weeks of concentrated focus in this “intensive” format, you will receive “take away” assignments to put into practice what you learn, and get the kind of one-on-one interaction with the instructor that is not always possible in a conference or webinar setting.

Specifically, in “The Write Stuff” experience, you will:
  • Learn writing skills and techniques to produce a quality family history
  • Build on the skills each week.
  • Focus on getting a working draft.
  • Receive constructive and helpful feedback.
  • Learn to overcome fears and anxiety about writing.
  •  Have fun!

Through on-line instructional sessions, weekly assignments, and collaboration with other participants, attendees will have access to an instructor with more than 23 years of writing experience, who will teach key nonfiction writing techniques used to produce a “can’t put down” family history that will keep the pages turning for generations.

The intimidation-free learning environment will offer you the chance to find your voice, and write without worry or fear that you are doing something wrong. You will learn the essential skills you need to be accurate and thorough in your writing while maximizing your creativity!

The cost to attend a The Write Stuff GenealogyIntensive™ over a six week period is $129 per person. A special discounted price of $99 will be available during the early registration period.

Click herefor more details and to register. But don’t delay…there are only a limited number of seats available, and you will want to be sure to get the early bird discount. 

I hope you will join me so I can help you to stop worrying and start writing!

[Disclaimer:  I have been hired as a freelance instructor this intensive by HackGenealogy, and I will be receive payment for leading this intensive.]

Announcing FamilyTreeDNA Special Webinar on Researching Your Female Lines 15 May 2014

I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting a webinar on Researching Your Female Lines for FamilyTreeDNA Webinars on Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. This is a special webinar to help continue to the celebration of Mother’s Day.

Photo by Lisa Alzo, held for private use. All Rights Reserved

Webinar Description:

Most historical records have been created for and are about men, making it more challenging to research the women in your family tree. This webinar will discuss the importance of documenting your female ancestors’ lives, provide tips for tracking down those elusive maiden names, and offer a list of key resources you’ll need to get started. 

Click here to register and reserve your spot for this webinar.

Can’t attend live? 

An archived recording of this webinar will be available on the Webinars page of the Family Tree DNA Learning Center through June 15, 2014. 

Copyright 2014, Lisa A. Alzo
All Rights Reserved

[Disclaimer: I am working as a freelance presenter for FamilyTreeDNA Webinars and will be paid a speaker’s fee for delivering this webinar].

Fearless Females: Educational Resource: Special Women’s History Month Offer from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies

To help celebrate Women’s History Month, the National Institute for Genealogical Studies is offering a special 25% off discount, good for one of the following three courses:

1) Research: Grandmothers, Mothers & Daughters-Tracing Women – Our female ancestors played significant roles in history. Yet, researching and writing about the women in our families can be a daunting task. If you have hit a brick wall in the quest to find information about your female ancestors, this course covers strategies and key sources to assist you with your research and show you how to document “her” story.  Click here to view the course outline. 

2) Writing Your Family History Book – Recording interesting family stories is essential if you want future generations to read your family history book. This course will help you write the story of your life or your ancestors” lives. Techniques for researching the facts, remembering the events, writing the text, adding visuals with graphics or pictures and finally reproducing your book will all be discussed. Click here to view the course outline.

3) Connecting Family: Online and Virtually – Computers and the Internet have revolutionized the way families communicate. This course will highlight a few specific ways to use your computer and the Internet to build and strengthen family ties. Click here to view the course outline. 

The promotion coupon code is: grand2014pe and is good until the end of this month.

Visit the National Institute for Genealogical Studies to register online or by telephone, or to learn more about the offer and the courses. 

A special thanks to Director, Louise St. Denis for this special offer, and to Gena Philibert-Ortega for assisting in arranging it.

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies was established to assist all genealogists—from family historians to practising professionals—by providing studies in a variety of genealogical topics. Education provides an important role in raising levels of personal and visible growth and in the certification or accreditation of genealogists.  Click here to learn more about the Institute’s mission.

[Disclaimer:  I work as an instructor for the NIGS and have received compensation for course development].

Copyright 2014, Lisa A. Alzo
All Rights Reserved

Fearless Females: Educational Resource: Register Now for Discount on Family Tree University’s Finding Female Ancestors Course Starting 24 March 2014

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Family Tree University is offering a 20% discount on the online Finding Female Ancestors course that begins 03/24/14.  But you must act fast and register before the course begins to receive the discount.  

Go to to register now!  

Enter Coupon Code ALZOFEMALES

Course Description

Let’s be frank: Most historical records were created for men. Most are all about men.  Men controlled the government and ran most businesses. Property was listed under a man’s name, and it was the male’s surname that carried to the next generation. It’s a fact—following women in your family tree can be a pain. But while tracing the ladies in your family line can be challenging, it’s not impossible. There are oodles of available resources to help trace your maternal ancestry—you just need to know where to look!


  • You want solid strategies for finding females in your family tree
  • You don’t know where to start when tracing maiden names
  • You need a specific solution to your special research problem
  • You want to understand more about the day-to-day life of your female ancestors


  • Developing a successful research strategy for rooting out women in your family tree
  • Tips for teasing out maiden names in a vast variety of record groups
  • Rooting out female ancestors in sources such as oral histories, family traditions, diaries, letters and more
  • Brick wall strategies for solving special research problems

View the complete course outline here.  Learn the in-depth techniques to find the females in your family tree.

[Disclaimer:  I work as an instructor for Family Tree University and am paid an instructor’s fee to teach this course].

Copyright 2014,  Lisa A. Alzo
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Genealogy Boot Camp is Back! Learn How to Survive Self-Publishing – 22 March 2014

Once again I am pleased to team up with my colleague and friend, Thomas MacEntee to offer another Genealogy Boot Camp experience – Self-Publishing Survival Guide – on Saturday, March 22, 2014.  

Here’s the announcement from Hack Genealogy.  Hope you can join us!


Come join well-known genealogy educators Lisa Alzo and Thomas MacEntee as they team up to offer a unique education event: Self-Publishing Survival Guide! On Saturday, 22 March 2014, you’ll be able to learn from two experts on how to take your written genealogical research and publish it in both print and e-book format.
Are you all ready to publish on your own, but you don’t know where to start and have these questions?
  • What is the best self-publishing platform for me and my book?
  • Should I use a service that handles book cover design, marketing and more . . . or can I really do this all on my own?
  • Should I have a print version and an e-book version?
  • What are the formatting and document preparation requirements for both print and e-book self-publishing?


  • 11:00 am EDT /10:00 am CDT
  • Welcome / Meet & Greet
  • 11:15 am EDT / 10:15 am CDT
  • DIY Publishing for the Family Historian: Tips, Tricks and Tools
  • Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.
  • 12:30 pm EDT/11:30 am CDT
  • Break
  • 1:00 pm EDT /12:00 pm CDT
  • Microsoft Word Secrets for Self-Publishing
  • Thomas MacEntee
  • 2:30 pm EDT / 1:30 pm CDT
  • Closing and Thank You


DIY Publishing for the Family Historian: Tips, Tricks and Tools
Presented by:  Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.
Whether you’re a family historian looking to share information with your family, an aspiring author, or a society looking for cost-effective way to produce materials, this session is just what you need to get started with self-publishing. Learn tips and tricks for preparing your book from idea to print, and the basics about which software and online writing tools can help with the process. Various self-publishing/print-on-demand platforms including: CreateSpace, Lulu, Smashwords, Kindle, and more, will also be briefly discussed.*
*    Attendees will also receive a free Self-Publishing Checklist.
Microsoft Word Secrets for Self-Publishing
Presented by:  Thomas MacEntee
Preparing a written narrative extracted from your genealogy research may seem straightforward, even using a generally accepted document software like Microsoft Word*. But there are special considerations when it comes to self-publishing that narrative, in both print and e-book format. Learn the secrets to producing a formatted narrative that can easily be published on a variety of self-publishing platforms.**
*    Microsoft Word 2010 will be the version used during the webinar. Many, if not all, of the features are the same or similar on other versions of Word including 2007 and 2013.
**   Attendees will also receive access to a special Self-Publishing for Genealogists Toolbox – tons of links covering platforms, methods and tips!
Lisa Alzo
Lisa A. Alzo
Lisa A. Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer with over 20 years’ experience in the field of genealogy. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and is the author of nine books, including: Finding Your Slovak AncestorsWriting Your Family History Book, and the award-winning Three Slovak Women. Lisa has written hundreds of articles and her work has appeared in Family Tree MagazineFamily Chronicle,Internet GenealogyAPG Quarterly, among others. An internationally recognized speaker, Lisa blogs as “The Accidental Genealogist” blog For more information see
Thomas Mac Entee
Thomas Macentee
When he’s not busy writing blog posts, organizing the 3,000+ members of, teaching online genealogy webinars and more, Thomas MacEntee is busy in his role as “genealogy ninja.” Stealth is not easy, but he manages to get the inside track on emerging technologies and vendors as they relate to the genealogy industry. After being laid off from a 25-year career in the tech industry in 2008, Thomas has been able to “repurpose” his skill set for the genealogy community and loves to see other genealogists succeed, whether it is with their own research or building their own careers in the field.
Ready to join in this great educational event? Please click here to  visit the Hack Genealogy website to register or learn more.  Space is limited so reserve your spot today! Please read the Terms and Conditions for all Hack Genealogy Boot Camp events before you pay and register! 
Questions? Email:
©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee
The Accidental Genealogist, Copyright 2014, Lisa A. Alzo, All Rights Reserved

Fearless Female Ancestors: A Little Something Different From Me This Year

I am really thrilled to host the Fearless Female Ancestors Blogging Prompt Series on this blog again this year (Year #5!).  In years past, I have done a post each day here to honor the women in my own family tree.  Unfortunately, my personal research time has been limited lately, so I don’t have enough material to adequately come up with new posts this year.  You can find my posts from 2013 here.  

Instead, each week, or as I find them, I will list or link to some of my favorite resources for researching female ancestors.  I hope you will find them useful.

So…stay tuned…and watch this space!  And…Happy Blogging!

– Lisa

Copyright, 2014, Lisa A. Alzo
All Rights Reserved

2013 in Review: Lucky or Unlucky?

Well, here we are at the end of another year. Time to review what I did (or did not) accomplish with the genealogy and writing goalsI set for myself in 2013 in my “Thirteen for 13” post. Below is my “report card” for how I did with those goals, and some of my plans for 2014.

These were the goals I set in 2013. I made a bit of progress on each goal, but fell short of completely accomplishing everything on the list.  Perhaps these goals were a bit ambitious, or I set too many. Nevertheless, here’s how I did….

2013 Goals

1. Ramp up my freelance career to achieve a financially profitable business, and keep a successful  balance between writing, speaking, and teaching (including more Webinars). 

I think that I successfully accomplished this goal.  It was my first full year in the world of self-employment, and there were certainly many challenges. Since I hate math, I don’t have all of the financial information compiled just yet, but I kept my head above water.  I think I established a good balance between writing, teaching and speaking, including presenting more webinars than I did in 2012.

2. Publish a new book. (Note to Self:  Put fingers to keyboard!!!)  

This did not happen.  I could list a million excuses as to why not, but I won’t.  All I can say is I made progress, and I am working on it.

3. Publish Kindle, iPad, and Nook versions of my Baba’s Kitchen and Three Slovak Women books.  

Didn’t get there…yet.  Huge learning curve with how to convert to the correct formats.  No time to spend on learning the process.  

4. Step out of my comfort zone and branch out into new writing markets (Query at least three non-genealogy publications and get the assignments).  

There’s good news and bad news here. I always like to deal with “bad news” first, so here goes. I didn’t get three assignments.  The good news:  I did secure one assignment for a non-genealogy magazine that I am working on. And, a bit of more good news is that I had enough genealogy writing assignments that kept me busy throughout the year, including working on a special issue of Internet Genealogy Magazine on Tracing Your Eastern European Ancestors (one of my favorite topics to write about) for which I wrote most of the articles, and assisted the editor with finding other authors.

5. Continue my search for information about my grandmother’s brother who stayed in Slovakia. 

I did not have time to work on this research.

6. Find out more about another ancestor who left Slovakia for Argentina. 

I did do some searching and found a couple of “hints.” Since most of my research will have to be done offline likely in the Slovak archives, there have been some delays in the process that are not under my control.

7. Find my great-grandfather’s death record!  After an unsuccessful search in Slovakia this summer both at the church in his village, and nearby records offices, I have to expand my search to include other geographical locations, and investigate some theories as to what could have happened. 

Still searching! Have some other ideas on places to look.

8. Be a better time manager.  I must eliminate distractions (including social media and others) and focus on what I need to get done.  I also need to prioritize projects and choose those that will provide the maximum benefit.  

I did fairly well with this, but know I can do better in 2014!

9.  Work smarter, not harder. Find ways to streamline my work load.  This includes saying “no” even if it may upset someone, and not obsess so much about my writing in order to curtail my number of drafts and revisions (I will always strive to do my best work, but do not have to be “perfect”).   

See comment on #8 above.

10. Continue purging excess clutter. Move more in the direction of paperless systems; organize my home office!  

I made great progress with this task.  Plan to continue doing more in 2014.

11. Be a better Blogger. I hope to be able to write more Blog posts for this Blog and some guest posts on other Blogs.  

Again, good news and bad news.  I haven’t posted much to my personal blog (this one) or anything to The Catholic Gene (where I am a contributor). However, I did write plenty of posts for the Reel Genie Blog and the Legacy Family Tree Blog.

12. Schedule time for me. I want to eat healthier, exercise more, and get plenty of rest, as well as schedule “down” time for activities I enjoy. 

I tried with the healthy diet and exercise but can do better.  I had a bit of “down time” getting to visit with old friends during a Finger Lakes wine tour, and attended two great concerts–Train (with The Script and Gavin DeGraw) and Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls–with my friend, Donna.

13. Eliminate any negative thoughts, energies, and activities that serve as obstacles or block me from achieving my goals.  

This goal was “easier said than done” and I must do better!

Well there, you have it.  2013 was an interesting year.  But, it’s time to move on.

2014 Goals

I could easily do a list of 14 goals for 2014, but I have decided not to do this. While I do have some specific things I would like to accomplish, instead I am going to try and just let things happen too.  I feel that 2014 will be a year that brings some changes, new opportunities, and new ventures.  Many of my colleagues are choosing a word to follow/embrace as sort of a theme for 2014.  I actually have two: Focus and Selectivity. I want to focus more on my writing, focus more on spending time with the people I love, and focus more on the good things in life.  I also want to be more selective.  Selective with my time and my talent. Seeking out work that is profitable, but also fulfilling and being more selective about those people I interact with on a regular basis both online and offline.

Wishing all of my readers a safe, healthy, and happy 2014!

Copyright, 2013, Lisa A. Alzo
All Rights Reserved

Genealogy Writing Boot Camp: Reserve Your Spot Now for Unique Learning Opportunity

I’m pleased to share the following announcement about a unique learning opportunity for genealogists and family historians–Genealogy Writing Boot Camp, Saturday, November 23, 12013. The official press release from Hack Genealogy follows:


For Immediate Release
14 November 2013
Genealogy Writing Boot Camp – November 23, 2013

Lisa Alzo and Thomas MacEntee Pool Their Talents

In Offering a Unique Online Educational Event

14 November 2013 – Chicago, IL. Do you want to write your family history in a compelling format to share with family and friends, but having trouble getting started? Perhaps you need inspiration as to format or you just want to build your writing skills. And what’s up with Microsoft Word? Are you frustrated with getting Word to work with you instead of against you? You’ll learn tips, tricks, ideas as well as Word survival skills in the upcoming Genealogy Writing Boot Camp.

What Is Genealogy Writing Boot Camp?

Genealogy authors and educators Lisa A. Alzo and Thomas MacEntee team up to offer this unique online educational event on Saturday 23 November 2013. Classes include:
  • Back to Basics: Craft a Compelling Family History Narrative from Start to Finish presented by Lisa A. Alzo, a well-known genealogy educator and author with an M.F.A. in Nonfiction Writing.
  • 10 Secrets You Should Know to Survive Microsoft Word presented by Thomas MacEntee, who taught Microsoft Office classes in the corporate world for over 10 years before bringing his teaching and technical skills to the genealogy industry.

Hack Genealogy Boot Camp – A Different Kind of Learning Experience

What will you find at a typical Hack Genealogy Boot Camp event?
  • Live webinars with extended Q&A periods.
  • Lunch period “online chats” where participants can exchange ideas about what they’ve learned.
  • Easy-to-read handouts that are ready for you to use at home.
  • Freebies from presenters including cheat sheets and hand out extras!
  • Access to recordings for up to one (1) year!
Genealogy Education at a Great Price

There are many options when it comes to online genealogy and family history education. Free webinars are great, but some can have limitations when it comes to accessing recordings afterwards and require you to purchase a subscription or membership. Paid options exist but their pricing may be out of your reach.

Hack Genealogy Boot Camp events will always be reasonably priced: from $6.95 for a single webinar up to $29.95 for a full day online event. And there are often early bird coupons and discounts! Offerings are priced to secure the best instructors for the topic and allow them to be fairly compensated and you still get access to great content.

Get More Information about Hack Genealogy Boot Camp
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Also visit Hack Genealogy at http://www.hackgenealogy.comfor more information or email hackgenealogy@gmail.comwith your questions.

About Hack Genealogy
Hack Genealogy ( is a technology resource for the genealogy community with a focus on “repurposing today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas MacEntee is the driving force between Hack Genealogy whose goal is to provide information on emerging technology inside and outside the genealogy industry.

About Lisa A. Alzo
Lisa A. Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer with over 20 years’ experience in the field of genealogy. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and is the author of nine books, including: Finding Your Slovak Ancestors, Writing Your Family History Book, and the award-winning Three Slovak Women. Lisa has written hundreds of articles and her work has appeared in Family Tree Magazine, Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, APG Quarterly, among others. An internationally recognized speaker, Lisa blogs as “The Accidental Genealogist” blog For more information see

About Thomas MacEntee
Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogy research and as a way to connect with others in the family history community. When he’s not busy writing blog posts, organizing the 3,000+ members of GeneaBloggers, teaching online genealogy webinars and more, Thomas MacEntee is busy in his role as “genealogy ninja.” Stealth is not easy, but he manages to get the inside track on emerging technologies and vendors as they relate to the genealogy industry. After being laid off from a 25-year career in the tech industry in 2008, Thomas has been able to “repurpose” his skill set for the genealogy community and loves to see other genealogists succeed, whether it is with their own research or building their own careers in the field.

Contact: Thomas MacEntee
High-Definition Genealogy
1416 W. Carmen Ave., #3
Chicago, IL 60640
+1 (773) 661-3080

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[Disclaimer:  For my participation in Genealogy Boot Camp, I will be compensated for my work as an instructor]]

Eastern European Family History Course to be Offered at SLIG 2014

A special course on Eastern European research will be offered as part of the 2014 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy January 13-17 at the Radisson hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. If you are interested in learning from some of the top experts in the field of Eastern European research, be sure to sign up soon at  Early Bird Registration ends on November 11, 2013

Below is the official press release.  Please direct all questions to 


For immediate release 28 October 2013 Salt Lake City, Utah

Eastern European Family History Course to be Offered in January 2014!

The Utah Genealogical Association is pleased to announce that a bold, new course is being offered at their popular Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in January 2014. Since 1996 the Institute has been a national leader in innovative education for family historians and 2014 will be no different.

New this coming year will be the first course to specifically focus on the complexities of researching in Eastern Europe. Also new will be some changes in the structure of the course that makes it more responsive to the specific needs of the students who are attending. This innovative approach was conceived by the course coordinator, Kory L. Meyerink, AG, FUGA, who is also the original founder of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.

Millions of people immigrated to North America from the lands between the Baltic Sea on the north to the Adriatic, Aegean and Black seas to the south, leaving family and generations of ancestors behind in Eastern Europe. Three to five generations later, their descendants are finding it very hard to trace their origins due to foreign languages, difficult records and multiple changes in the political landscape. But, now there is hope! This course brings together several of the most successful Eastern Europe genealogists to teach you the important information you need to succeed in such complex research.

Meyerink explained that “In addition to classroom lectures, this course includes hands-on help at the Family History Library as well as break-out sessions tailored to the specific needs of the registered students and their ancestry.” Now, for the first time ever, a major institute is creating specific classes based on a survey the students fill out after they register.

Key foundational classes are planned, which will be followed by several hours of country-specific classes, focusing on what the students have asked to learn about. Currently registered students are already submitting their requests. In addition, there will also be several hours of personal, hands-on help for research at the famous Family History Library.

Director of the 2014 Institute, Christy Fillerup noted that “The instructor list reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of Eastern Europe research and includes Daniel Schlyter, Kyle Betit, Wade Hone and author Lisa Alzo, among others.”

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Salt Lake City from 13 to 17 January 2014. For more details, including the foundational classes, see the description for course 7 at the Institute’s website at Early bird registration, for this course only has been extended to 11 November 2013.

20 countries, 6 teachers and consultants + the Family History Library = One fantastic week for you and your Eastern European ancestors! Don’t miss it!

Copyright, 2013, SLIG
Shared by Lisa A. Alzo with permission

[Disclaimer: As an invited instructor for SLIG 2014, I will receive compensation for teaching/consulting].

New Resource Available: Tracing Your Eastern European Ancestors

If you are trying to track down your elusive Eastern European ancestors, there is a new publication available to help.

Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy (Moorshead Magazines, LTD) have published a special issue in their continuing Tracing Your Ancestors series. If you are researching your ancestors in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Russian and Ukraine, this issue, written by a number of expert authors, provides up-to-date and information on resources that will assist you in your research.

Tracing Your Eastern European Ancestors

The issue is 84 pages in magazine format and includes the following articles: 

  • Ten Ways to Jumpstart Your Research
  • Top Sites for Polish Research
  • Eastern European Maps
  • Getting Started on Your Czech Research
  • Online Sources for Slovak Genealogy
  • JRI-Poland Indexing Project
  • Hungarian Research (including online resources, censuses and directories), 
  • Russian Research
  • Ukrainian research

There is additional material covering topics such as Eastern European Genealogical Societies, Preserving East European Recipes and Traditions,, and more!   

The issue costs $9.95 + $4.50 shipping. Click here to order your copy and begin tracing your Eastern European roots today!

Copyright, 2013, Lisa A. Alzo
All Rights Reserved

[Disclaimer: I am the author of  articles appearing in this issue for which I received payment as a freelance writer].