Indian River Genealogical Society
 
 
The 2019 Valentine Genealogy Seminar
 
Saturday, February 16, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, McAfee Hall, Vero Berach, Florida
 
Featuring Lisa Alzo and Diahan Southard
 
ABOUT LISA ALZO
 
Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer specializing in Eastern European research and nonfiction writing. She is the author of eleven books and hundreds of magazine articles, and works as an online educator and writing coach. Visit www.lisaalzo.com for more information. 
 
 
ABOUT DIAHAN SOUTHARD
 
Eighteen years of experience in the genetic genealogy industry has qualified Diahan to instruct all levels of interest. You will leave enlightened and motivated as she is upbeat and full of energy. She has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable. She owns Your DNA Guide where she and her team provide personal consultations, DNA Quick Guides, and video tutorial series, to instruct at all levels and on all genetic genealogy topics. She is also a featured author for Family Tree Magazine, regular contributor to Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems, and recurring writer in Your Genealogy Today magazine.
 
Topics:
 
"Immigrant Cluster Communities, Past, Present & Future"
Exploring "cluster genealogy" - the process of researching those relatives, friends, and neighbors
who lived near an ancestor - can often break down brick walls in the search for individual family lines and help 
place our ancestors' lives in historical context.
 
"Ten Ways to Jumpstart Your Genealogy"
Learn the basics of how to investigate your family's history using both traditional and online resources.
Discover which records to tap into to identify your ancestral village and how history impacts genealogical research.
By Lisa Alzo
 
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"Your Slice of the DNA Pie"
Have questions about your ethnic origins? Just want to know what all the maps and percentages mean? This is the place.
 
"3 Next Steps for Your DNA Test Results"
Learn how to leverage your admixture results, the reports from your testing company, and the Shared Matches tool 
to slim down your match list and begin making genealogical discoveries with your DNA test results.
By Diahan Southard
 
 
This conference is presented by the Indian River Genealogical Society, Brevard Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of South Brevard, and Treasure Coast Genealogical Society. 
 
Have questions about the 2019 Valentine Seminar? 
Email seminar@irgs.org or call 772-444-7470.