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11 January 2016 ~ Comments Off on Upcoming Appearance: Whittier Area Genealogical Society 33rd Annual Seminar

Upcoming Appearance: Whittier Area Genealogical Society 33rd Annual Seminar

Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee will present four lectures at the Whittier Area Genealogical Society 33rd Annual Seminar on January 30, 2016

On Saturday, January 30th, I will be lecturing in Whittier, California as part of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society 33rd Annual Seminar. Click here for information and hopefully I will see you there!

I’ll be delivering the following lectures:

  • Genealogy Do-Over
  • Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching
  • After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research
  • Genealogy: The Future is Now

©2016, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

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20 October 2015 ~ Comments Off on Upcoming Appearance: Illinois State Genealogical Society Fall 2015 Conference

Upcoming Appearance: Illinois State Genealogical Society Fall 2015 Conference

Genealogy author/educator Thomas MacEntee will be a speaker at the Illinois State Genealogical Society Fall 2015 Conference October 23-24, 2015 in Oak Lawn.

On Friday and Saturday,  October 23rd and 24th, 2015, I will be speaking in Oak Lawn, Illinois at the Illinois State Genealogical Society Fall 2015 Seminar. Click here for information and hopefully I will see you there!

I’ll be delivering the following lectures:

  • Citing Sources and Evaluating Evidence: More and more genealogists are evolving from “name collectors” to “serious researchers.” Most realize the need to cite sources and evaluate evidence before data is added to a family tree. Here are ways to not only make the process easier, but to also get most out of your research data.
  • The Genealogy Do-Over™: A Year of Learning from Mistakes: It isn’t often that we get a “do-over” when it comes to stuff that matters in life. When you first got started researching your family history, did you do some things that now are just plain “embarrassing” such as name collecting, not citing sources and more? Well now there’s hope since genealogists from beginner to advanced are employing new research methodologies and documentation practices. Follow genealogist Thomas MacEntee as he basically starts his genealogy research from scratch but includes sound research practices and methodologies as well as new templates, tools and the latest technology to create a better body of family history research.
  • After You’ve Gone – Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research: Have you ever considered what will happen to your years of genealogy research once you’re gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries on. Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, we’ll review how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

 

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06 July 2015 ~ Comments Off on Upcoming Appearance: McHenry County (IL) Genealogical Society Conference – 11 July 2015

Upcoming Appearance: McHenry County (IL) Genealogical Society Conference – 11 July 2015

Genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee will present several lectures at the McHenry County (IL) Genealogical Society 2015 Conference, 11 July 2015.

On Saturday, July 11th, I will be speaking in Crystal Lake, Illinois at the McHenry County (IL) Genealogy Society’s Summer Conference. Click here for information and hopefully I will see you there!

I’ll be delivering the following lectures:

  • Evernote for Genealogists: Evernote is a popular way to track your research, clip website content and images, and better yet: you can synchronize the notebooks across different devices and platforms. See how genealogists are using Evernote to not only organize research but to get more information from their finds on the Internet.
  • They’re Alive: Searching for Living Persons: Genealogists have many reasons to locate living relatives – from connecting with long lost cousins to performing collateral searches to break down brick walls. Learn the most effective ways to find living people using Internet search engines and resources.
  • Tracing Your New York Ancestors: Participants will learn the basics of researching their New York ancestors starting with the arrival of Henry Hudson in 1609, to the Yankee migration from New England and then the Immigration era up through the present-day.
  • Can I Use That in My Genealogy? What You Should Know About Copyright: Learn the basics of US copyright law and how you can still use copyrighted items such as document, articles and photographs as part of your genealogy research.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

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