Genealogy Writing Boot Camp – 23 November 2013

Genealogy Writing Boot Camp 23 November 2013

Come join well-known genealogy educators Lisa Alzo and Thomas MacEntee as they team up to offer a unique education event: Genealogy Writing Boot Camp! On Saturday, 23 November 2013, you’ll be able to learn from two experts on how to get started on writing your family history.

You’ll receive over 3 hours of educational content, handouts and freebies for the low price of $12.95! You’ll also receive access to the recorded versions of each webinar for up to one year! Register before Tuesday, 19 November 2013 and receive $3 off the registration price for a low $9.95!

Space is limited and if you register but can’t attend, you’ll still receive the handouts, the freebies and access to the recordings!


Saturday 23 November 2013
Duration: 3.5 hours (with 30 minute break)

  • 10:00 am EST /9:00 am CST
    Welcome / Meet & Greet
  • 10:15 am EST / 9:15 am CST
    Back to Basics: Craft a Compelling Family History Narrative from Start to Finish
    Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.
  • 11:30 am EST/10:30 am CST
  • 12:00 pm EST /11:00 am CST
    10 Secrets You Should Know to Survive Microsoft Word
    Thomas MacEntee
  • 1:30 pm EST / 12:30 pm CST
    Closing and Thank You


Back to Basics: Craft a Compelling Family History Narrative from Start to Finish
Presented by:  Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.

Want to write your family’s story but don’t know where to begin? In this webinar, presented by professional writer, Lisa Alzo, you’ll learn the basics of crafting a compelling family history narrative in simple, manageable steps. Discover how overcome writer’s block and use key techniques and tools for documenting your ancestors’ lives, or your own life story.  Examples and a list of suggested writing exercises will be provided*.

*    Attendees will also receive a free Life Stories Writing Guide in downloadable PDF format.

10 Secrets You Should Know to Survive Microsoft Word
Presented by:  Thomas MacEntee

While Microsoft Word* – part of the Microsoft Office Suite – is one of the most dynamic software programs for document creation, various features can quickly turn into frustrating annoyances. Do you have problems with headings that won’t stay put? Margins that seem to change suddenly? Spacing issues? Does text pasted from the Internet get unruly?

Learn how to tame Microsoft Word and get it to work for you, not against you! Soon you’ll have no fear of creating complex documents for your family history stories, genealogy research or your business functions**.

*    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 a free Word Shortcut Keys Cheat Sheet in PDF format.

Presenter Bios

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 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

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.

How To Register

Ready to join in this great educational event? Here are the details on the registration process:

  • Click the button above to go to PayPal and make payment or click here. You do not need a PayPal account to make payment.
  • Once payment is processed and received, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive links to register for each webinar. You must register for both webinars if you want to participate in both webinars.
  • Then you’ll be reminded via e-mail at least one day prior to Boot Camp.
  • Within 24 hours of the start of Boot Camp, you’ll receive the passwords for each webinar as well as links to all the handouts and freebies to you can review them before we start.
  • After the webinars, all registrants will have access to the recordings for personal use for a period of one (1) year. Recordings will be hosted on Vimeo and set to play only on a specific page here at Hack Genealogy. A password will be required to access the video pages.

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