Come Dig Your Fayette Roots!
Were your ancestors soldiers, farmers, miners or merchants? Where did the family live? Did
they own the land? What is their story? Many historical events occurred in Fayette County
with records available as close as the Uniontown Public Library's PA Room, Fayette County
Courthouse or on the Internet. But how do we find the records we need? Your questions can
be answered at a seminar held by the Fayette County Genealogical Society on June 21, 2008
at the Uniontown Public Library from 10 AM to 4 PM.
The fee will be $25.00 with lunch of a sandwich, salad, dessert, and tea or coffee provided.
Come - let us help you start on an exciting journey. You might be surprised at what you find!
Register by June 5, 2008 with Joanne Politano at 412-661-5327 or by e-mail at j.politano1
and send to verizon.net using Fay Co Genie Seminar as subject. Please send us your check by
mail to Fayette County Genealogical Society, 24 Jefferson St. Uniontown, PA 15401-3692.
We have two well-known guest lecturers for the seminar!
Lisa Alzo, is a lecturer, writer and genealogist. Growing up in Pittsburgh, she understands
the unique heritage that has been handed down to us by our diverse ancestors. Some of her
specialties include Eastern European Research, especially Slovak, writing the family story and
Ellis Island. She will give two lectures:
365 Ways to Discover Your Family History
Silent Voices: Telling the Stories of Your Female Ancestors.
Lecturing both nationally and regionally, Elissa Powell will be our second lecturer. Elissa is
a Certified Genealogist and belongs to the Board of Certified Genealogists (BCG). She has
been an instructor at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and was the coordinator for the
Professional Genealogy Course for the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research held
at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. Her lectures will be:
What's a Prothonotary? Your Guide to Pennsylvania Court House Records
Thinking Outside the Index, Advanced Search Techniques.
All Day Seminar Held at the
June 21, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 5