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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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02 June 2015 ~ Comments Off on Upcoming Appearance: SCGS Jamboree – June 5-7, 2015

Upcoming Appearance: SCGS Jamboree – June 5-7, 2015

Genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee will present several lectures at the SCGS Jamboree, June 5-7, 2015, in Burbank, California.

On Friday, June 5th and Saturday, June 6th, 2015, I will be speaking in Burbank, California at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree. Although online registration has ended, you can still attend – click here for information. Hopefully I will see you there!

I’ll be delivering the following lectures:

  • After You’re 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.
  • Creating a Community Index Project — Many genealogy and historical societies and even individuals own important data records that they want to index and share with the genealogy community but don’t know where to start. Learn about the current options available to create your own community-based indexing project and how to enlist others to help with indexing.
  • 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.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

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21 April 2015 ~ Comments Off on Upcoming Appearance: Bend Genealogical Society – April 24-25, 2015

Upcoming Appearance: Bend Genealogical Society – April 24-25, 2015

Genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee will present several lectures at the Bend Genealogical Society, April 24-25, 2015, in Bend, Oregon.

On Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th, 2015, I will be speaking in Bend, Oregon for the Bend Genealogical Society’s Spring Seminar! There is still room left at this event – click here for more information and to register!

I’ll be delivering the following lectures:

  • 7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists – Who said genealogy and the hunt for your family history has to be expensive? Just as in any other industry, there are some tricks to getting the best deals and bargains in the genealogy marketplace. With 7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists you’ll learn the tricks, and also how to think like a savvy, frugal genealogist!
  • You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools — Have you ever wondered if you’re missing out on how some genealogists are using tools such as Evernote, Microsoft Word or Excel, Google and more? Learn what’s hot in the world of apps and websites and how YOU can start using them!
  • After You’re 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.
  • Managing the Genealogy Data Monster — It is so easy to let the large amounts of data involved with genealogy overwhelm you — to the point that family history research is no longer fun! Learn how tackle the three main problem areas of genealogy data: research data, project data and file data, so you can put the FUN back in your research!

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

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