SASW Speakers’ Series: Beginning Slovak Genealogy Research – Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C.

Beginning Slovak Genealogy Research

by Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.

Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 pm EST

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Curious about your Slovak roots but don’t know where to begin? This webinar will show you how to “jumpstart” your genealogy.

Nearly 620,000 Slovaks came to the United States during the period of “mass migration” (1880-1914). This webinar will provide an overview of how to begin the research process, using both traditional and online sources. It will also provide an overview of organizing your research and using key strategies to overcome the most common pitfalls and problems specific to researching Slovak ancestors.

Learn how to identify your ancestral village;
Determine how to locate and interpret vital records;
Learn how to utilize FamilySearch records; and
Get tips for contacting possible relatives and Slovak archives.

Lisa A. Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Eastern European genealogical research, writing family histories, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. She is the author of 11 books, including The Family Tree Polish, Czech, and Slovak Genealogy Guide and the award-winning Three Slovak Women, as well as hundreds of magazine articles. Lisa is a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine, and works as an online educator and writing coach through her website Research, Write, Connect ( She also developed the Eastern European Research Certificate Program for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Lisa is a frequently invited speaker for national conferences, genealogical and historical societies, and webinars. An avid genealogist for more than 30 years, Lisa also chronicles her family history adventures on her blog, The Accidental Genealogist ( For more information, visit (


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