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Posted on April 16, 2021
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Lisa Alzo

Genealogist Lisa Alzo will present No Easy Button: Using Immersion Genealogy to Understand Your Ancestors at the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society’s free monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 17, via Zoom.

Family history is more than just names, dates and places, or boxes, lines and charts. For 21st century genealogists, it is easy to limit research to the documents or other facts found online, or to what others tell us to be true.

Alzo will talk about how to take genealogy research a step further to understand your ancestors’ lives through immersion genealogy, the process of discovering where they lived, worked and worshipped, and experiencing those customs and traditions they passed down through the generations.

Key resources, methodology and tips for reaching out to relatives and repositories, and how to make the most out of a trip to an ancestor’s hometown (whether in North America or across the pond) will be discussed.

Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Eastern European research and writing your family history. She is the author of 11 books and hundreds of magazine articles.

Alzo works as an online educator and writing coach through her website Research, Write, Connect; and developed the Eastern European Research Certificate Program for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

For more information and to register, visit The meeting will include Virtual Special Interest Groups at 9:30 a.m., a brief business meeting at 10:30 a.m., followed by Alzo’s presentation at 11 a.m.

For more about Alzo, visit

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