Archive for August, 2014

Free Webinar: How to Survive and Thrive as a Genealogy Professional

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: How to Survive and Thrive as a Genealogy Professional
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 9:00 PM Eastern
When it comes to the genealogy professional, one size does not always fit all. This webinar will provide an overview of the many ways you can earn a living as a genealogy professional—as a writer, speaker, educator, and researcher—and have fun doing it. Tips for finding assignments/contracts, building skills and professional relationships, and diversifying your income stream will also be provided.

About the Presenter:
Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. Lisa is the author of nine books, including the award-winning Three Slovak Women, and hundreds of magazine articles. Lisa serves as a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine, and teaches online courses for Family Tree University and The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She is a frequently invited speaker for national conferences, genealogical/historical societies, and webinars. An avid genealogist for 25 years, Lisa also chronicles her family history adventures on her blog, The Accidental Genealogist (

Free Webinar: Careers in Genealogy — Lineage Specialist

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Careers in Genealogy: Lineage Specialist
Saturday, 23 August 2014 11:00 AM Eastern
Lineage and hereditary societies are a great motivator and a backbone of the family history community. This lecture will focus on supplementing income by properly preparing lineage applications for clients and on the experience of working for a lineage society.

About the Presenter:
Darcie Hind Posz, CG, is a full-time professional genealogist and writer. She is currently the President for the National Capital Area Chapter of the APG and serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Genealogists. She resides in Washington, D.C., were she is employed as the Genealogist of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century and in the past was a genealogist at the NSDAR. She is a member of the Descendants of the Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the Kings of Britain.