Salt Lake Christmas Tour……………….. LAST Week’s Peek !!

This week’s spotlight on our tour professionals features (alphabetically) the last three, Lisa Alzo, Linda Brinkerhoff and Arlene Eakle.   Hope YOU will be there with us in eleven days……………

Lisa Ann Alzo, M.F.A., grew up in Duquesne , Pennsylvania , and currently resides in Ithaca , New York . She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1987 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997.

Lisa began writing creatively in the fourth grade with an assignment entitled, “All About Me,” and went on to win several English/Writing awards in high school and college.

Lisa specializes in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors.

Lisa has published articles in Ancestry MagazineDiscovering Family History Magazine, Family Chronicle , Family Tree Magazine , Genealogical Computing, Reunions Magazine, NGSNews Magazine, Reunions Magazine, Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, FEEFHS Journal and Rocenka: Journal of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International, The Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly.

An avid genealogist for 22 years, Lisa currently teaches online genealogy courses for Family Tree University and the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She is the recipient of the 2002 Mary Zirin Prize given by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies to recognize the achievements of independent scholars, and is a frequently invited speaker for national conferences, genealogical and historical societies. 

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Arlene Eakle, Ph.D.

Dr. Eakle was a co-editor of the 1st edition of The Source, is president and founder of The Genealogical Institute and Family World. She is a professional genealogist with over 35 years of experience, including on-site research at many state archives as well as university and college libraries, county courthouses and public libraries. Arlene has done research in England, Germany, and Canada. She has a 96% success rate. Dr. Eakle shares research tips and shortcuts with clients through consultations. She has addressed more than 300 workshops and seminars in the U.S., Canada and Europe helping seminar attendees solve their genealogical problems. She is author of more than 90 books and newsletters. Arlene has consulted with Salt Lake Christmas Tour patrons since its inception in 1985.

Linda Brinkerhoff

Linda was personally trained by her mother, Dr. Arlene Eakle, and worked side by side with her for over ten years. Linda is a professional researcher, consultant, and lecturer, as well as a U.S. Postal Service postmaster! She is the author of Vital Records Computer Databases and co-author of Family History for Fun and Profit: the Research Process. She is co-editor of several books including Researching Your Roots in New York (4 vols.), Native American Ancestors, and Huguenot Research Sources. Linda has traveled extensively doing on-site research in New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, California, and Pennsylvania for The Genealogical Institute’s clients and has addressed over 75 seminars.

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