Fall into Family History

Now Available for Purchase

Digital Version of Fall into Family History Month Webinar with Lisa A. Alzo and Denise Levenick, presented Saturday, September 30, 2017


Your purchase will include links to watch two webinars:

1. Organizing Your Family History Writing Project
with Lisa A. Alzo

This session will walk you through the simple steps to prepare a family history your relatives will want to read. Learn tips for selecting the best details from your research. Discover which tools and apps can help with outlining, organizing, mind mapping and storyboarding, and leave with specific strategies to jumpstart your family legacy project!

You will learn:

  • Ways to quickly capture ideas and turn genealogy facts into interesting stories
  • How to confront “writer’s block” head on!
  • Tips for organizing a big project into smaller, more manageable pieces
  • Using a storyboard and how it can help you in the writing process
  • The best tools and apps for notetaking, outlining, mind mapping, and more!

2. Selecting and Preparing Images for Your Family History Project
with Denise May Levenick

A good photograph tells a story. And, a written family history comes alive when snapshots, ephemera, and research documents are shared alongside the printed words on the page.

This presentation will help you select, organize, and prepare images to illustrate your family history project, whether you are assembling a four-generation descendant report, writing a narrative family history, or creating a personal memoir.

You will learn:

  • What to look for when choosing snapshots and digital images
  • Minimum requirements for size and resolution
  • How to organize the images for easy access and publication
  • The three photo edits every picture needs
  • How to convert file formats for your project

You will also receive four PDF handouts.


Lisa A. Alzo

Lisa, aka The Accidental Genealogist, is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer and has been a genealogist for more than 27 years. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of eleven 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/Your Genealogy Today, Internet Genealogy, APG Quarterly, among others. An internationally recognized speaker, Lisa blogs as “The Accidental Genealogist,” and runs the popular online writing intensive workshops, The Write Stuff: Build Your Family History Writing Skills and The Write Stuff II: Expand Your Family History Writing Skills.

Denise May Levenick

Denise, aka The Family Curator, is the author of two preservation handbooks, How to Archive Family Keepsakes (FamilyTree Books, 2012) and How to Archive Family Photos (FamilyTree Books, 2015), and creator of The Family Curator blog and website. She is a course coordinator for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh for “Family Archiving in the Digital Age” and presents seminars and workshops nationwide. Denise is a former high school English and Journalism teacher, and a holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature.

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