Course curriculum

    1. Meet Your Instructor: Lisa A. Alzo

    2. Course Access: December 5 - 11, 2022

    3. Course Description and Outline

    4. Learn To Use the Course Player

    5. How to Add an Image to a Discussion Boards

    6. Contact Us

    7. Before we begin ...

    1. Introduction

    2. Scanners

    3. Digital Cameras and Smart Phones

    4. Smartphone Tips

    5. Storage

    6. Always Have a Backup

    7. Family Photos

    8. Historical Photos

    9. Day 1: Practice and Discussion

    1. Six Starter Tips

    2. Terms To Know

    3. What photo editing is meant to accomplish

    4. 5 Steps

    5. 5 Fast Photo Fixes

    6. Day 2: Practice and Discussion

    1. Going Digital

    2. Scanning Basics

    3. Best Resolutions for Scanned Photos and Documents

    4. Flatbed Scanning Q&A

    5. Tips and Tools

    6. Day 3: Practice

    7. Day 3: Discussion

    1. Fix Your Photos

    2. MyHeritage

    3. Vivid-Pix Restore

    4. 5 Photo Editing Apps

    5. Benefits and Drawbacks

    6. Day 4: Practice

    7. Day 4: Discussion

    1. Where to find Photo Editing Software and Online Apps

    2. Using PhotoShop Elements

    3. Bonus: Restoring Old Photos with Photoshop Elements

    4. Day 5: Practice

    5. Day 5: Discussion

About this course

  • Free
  • 56 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content


Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A. is a professional writer, instructor, and internationally-recognized lecturer. She is the author of 11 books, including The Family Tree Polish, Czech and Slovak Genealogy Guide, and hundreds of magazine articles.

Lisa A. Alzo


How Family Tree University Courses Work

  • Courses

    Our courses consist of four or more written lessons that may also contain videos, slide shows, and other elements. There are self-directed quizzes and/or exercises to help you apply your knowledge. In addition, you'll have access to discussion boards where you can ask your instructor, questions about the materials during the course dates.

  • Instructor

    Instructor access for the duration of the week, so you can ask questions about what you've learned.

  • Access

    Our courses are designed to be easily accessible! Once you've registered for the course, you'll be able to log in on the start date to see all the lessons. Each lesson is available within your browser. You can work at your own pace.

  • Materials

    All the materials will be available for download, and you'll have access to the course materials online for about a year after the start date. After the course end date, it will go into read-only mode, so you'll still be able to reach the materials, but you'll no longer have access to the instructor or message boards.

  • What You'll Need

    Please ensure that you have internet access and that your browsers and computer system are fairly up-to-date. The course materials are designed to be compatible with most devices.