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25 August 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Recorded Explorinar on Weebly Now Available

Here is the recording of my recent “explorinar” on Weebly.

Explorinar: Weebly – Easy Webpage Creation from Thomas MacEntee on Vimeo.

What’s Weebly?

Are you looking for an easy way to create a website? With free hosting and minimal ads? Weebly employs an intuitive “drag and drop” method to create vibrant and dynamic web pages. We’ll explore this technology to learn how it can be used for family history websites, genealogy society websites and more!

What’s an Explorinar?

A casual exploration of a website, an application or some other program that could be useful to genealogists and family historians. Explorinars are free and limited to 100 participants. There are no handouts so please take notes.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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22 August 2011 ~ Comments Off

Explorinars: Weebly – August 24 and August 25, 2011

Weebly – Easy Webpage Creation
presented by Thomas MacEntee

Are you looking for an easy way to create a website? With free hosting and minimal ads? Weebly employs an intuitive “drag and drop” method to create vibrant and dynamic web pages. We’ll explore this technology to learn how it can be used for family history websites, genealogy society websites and more!

NOTE: this webinar will be offered at two different times to accommodate different time zones and schedules.  One session will be held in the afternoon (Wednesday, August 24, 2011) and the other in the early evening (Thursday, 25, 2011).  Please make sure you register for the correct one!

Choose:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
2pm Eastern
1pm Central
12pm Mountain
11am Pacific

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/808591702

Thursday, August 25, 2011
8pm Eastern
7pm Central
6pm Mountain
5pm Pacific

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/502627950

What’s an Explorinar?

A casual exploration of a website, an application or some other program that could be useful to genealogists and family historians. Explorinars are free and limited to 100 participants. There are no handouts so please take notes. A free recording of the session will be posted at http://www.hidefgen.com.

More About Thomas MacEntee

Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. Utilizing over 25 years of experience in the information technology field, Thomas writes and lectures on the many ways in which blogs, Facebook and Twitter can be leveraged to add new dimensions to the genealogy experience. As the creator of GeneaBloggers.com (http://www.geneabloggers.com) he has organized and engaged a community of over 2,000 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.

Through his business High-Definition Genealogy (http//www.hidefgen.com), Thomas is available for speaking engagements, workshops and other events. High-Definition Genealogy also performs market research within the genealogy industry and has proven track-record of mapping out the genealogy industry landscape for clients seeking to transact business and interact in the field.

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21 August 2011 ~ Comments Off

Appearance on The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan, WGN AM Radio

In case you missed it, early this morning, August 21, 2011, I was a guest on the WGN AM Radio show The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan.

During the segment, I not only discussed some of the basic trends in the genealogy industry and why family history is becoming more and more popular, but I also had a chance to mention the upcoming FGS 2011 conference in Springfield, Illinois, September 7-10, 2011.

You can listen to the segment by clicking the link below:

http://www.wgnradio.com/shows/sundaypapers/wgnam-kogan-uncut-110821-thomas-macentee-federation-of-genealogical-studies,0,6748843.mp3file

I guess the episode went well since Rick said – live on the air – that he’d love to have my come into the studio for an expanded segment about genealogy! So I’ll keep you posted on the progress of that project!

And many thanks to ISGS member Linda Swisher who used her contacts to arrange for my appearance on The Sunday Papers!

© 2011, Thomas MacEntee

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