Miss the Madness?

If you missed out on any of the “March Madness for Genealogists” online learning series I ran during the month of March, you can now purchase digital recordings of the Webinars and handouts at Lulu.com. The following titles are now available:

Getting Started in Genealogy Part I: The Basics (digital recording; handout)

Silent Voices: Tips and Tricks for Tracing Female Ancestors (digital recording; handout)

Life Stories: How to Write a Compelling Family History Narrative (digital recording; handout)

Additional free and for purchase handouts are also available at Lulu.


Close Out Women’s History Month: Watch Tracing Female Ancestors Webinar FREE until March 31

There are a few more days to watch my “Silent Voices: Tips and Tricks for Tracing Female Ancestors” for free. The video will be available through March 31st. Click here to get to the link to watch it (Note: You will need to be on a PC with the latest version of Windows Media Player–plugins may be required).

Close out Women’s History month by learning some tips and tricks for tracking down those elusive females in your family tree!

Copyright, Lisa A. Alzo
All rights reserved

March “Mad for Genealogy” Classes: Join me for Free Webinars!

I’m pleased to announce that I will be offering a series of free genealogy Webinars during the month of March.

Space is limited to the first 100 attendees. Reserve your spot now!

Saturday, March 12, 2011
1:00 PM Eastern Time
Getting Started in Genealogy: The Basics

Saturday, March 19, 2011
1:00 PM Eastern Time
Silent Voices: Tips and Tricks for Tracing Female Ancestors

Saturday, March 26, 2011
1:00 PM Eastern Time
Life Stories: How to Write a Compelling Family History Narrative

While others are watching basketball, come join me for some genealogy learning and fun!

In the meantime, as a pre-webinar “warm-up,” check out my “March Madness for Genealogists Blog post from 2009.

Copyright 2011, Lisa A. Alzo All Rights Reserved

[Disclosure: I am not receiving any form of compensation from Citrix, Inc. or any other company for conducting these free Webinars]

SCGS Announces 2011 Webinar Series

For Release 22 Feb, 2011. Burbank, California.

Riding close on the tails of the highly successful RootsTech conference, the Southern California Genealogical Society proudly announces the launch of a new web-based education program, the Jamboree Extension Series.

This innovative program provides family history and genealogy educational webinars (web-based seminars) for genealogists around the world. The program will offer Jamboree-style seminars for up to 1000 attendees per session, at no charge.

SCGS President Heidi Ziegler explained, “The Jamboree Extension Series is offered as a service to the genealogical community as part of the Society’s mission ‘to foster interest in family history and genealogy, preserve genealogical materials, and provide instruction in accepted and effective research techniques.'”

While the original webcasts are available to all genealogists, SCGS members will be able to review archived sessions at any time by accessing the SCGS members-only section of this website. Archive sessions will be available approximately three days following the webinar. SCGS memberships can be purchased online at the SCGS website, www.scgsgenealogy.com.

To view the webinar, attendees will need a computer with audio speakers or a headset. No special software is necessary. Attendees with a fast Internet connection (either broadband or DSL) will likely have the most satisfactory experience.

Jamboree Extension Series presentations will be scheduled on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month. Saturday sessions will be held at 10am Pacific time / 1pm Eastern time; Wednesday sessions will be scheduled at 6pm Pacific time / 9pm Eastern time.

Several highly respected speakers have already agreed to participate in the program. Thomas MacEntee, president of High-Definition Genealogy and founder of GeneaBloggers.com, will kick off the series on March 5 with his presentation “Social Networking – New Horizons for Genealogists.” Other instructors include George G. Morgan, Marian Pierre-Louis, Lisa Louise Cooke, Lisa Alzo, Michael Booth, Maureen Taylor, DearMYRTLE, Gena Philabert Ortega, and Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG, among others. Notices for new courses will be placed on the SCGS blog and in the Society’s eNews and Notes electronic newsletter.

Course listings are available at the SCGS website:
http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/JamboreeExtensionSeries2011.htm. Also included on the page are registration instructions and links to each scheduled session.

Genealogy and family history speakers who are interested in participating in the Jamboree Extension Series are invited to submit proposals by contacting phinkel@pacbell.net.

[Press release source: GeneaPress]

[Disclosure: As an invited presenter for the SCGS Webinar series I will be paid a speaker’s fee for my seminar]