Upcoming Appearance: British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa Conference, September 18-20, 2015
Beginning on Friday, September 18th, I will be speaking in Ottawa, Canada, at the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) Conference. Click here for information and hopefully I will see you there!
I’ll be delivering the following lectures:
- Genealogy: The Future is Now: “Thomas MacEntee will open the day with a talk related to another one of our main themes for the conference — technology in genealogy. Do you have trouble keeping up with technology, especially programs, apps and websites that other genealogists seem to be using these days? You’re not alone. After a quick review of how much has changed in the past 30 years, you’ll learn what’s hot, what’s new, and how to prepare for the genealogy technology of the future. Participants will gain more than just an overview of current technologies used in genealogy; they’ll understand how to seek out new technologies and determine what works and doesn’t work for their own genealogical research.”
- 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.
- Self-Publishing for Genealogists: Tips, Tricks, and Tools: Advances in recent technology mean that it is no longer necessary to be tied to a publishing house or printer for your next genealogy book. Self-publishing puts control over the entire process in the hands of the genealogist and the genealogical society to reach a wider audience at a reasonable price. There are many benefits to self-publishing, but you should know the difference between digital and print and what your audience wants. Learn the ins and outs of the self-publishing world, including vendors and providers, the self-publishing process, and even how to format your printed work for e-book selling. Both genealogists and genealogical societies can benefit greatly from the print on demand methodology, which is revolutionizing the publishing world.
- 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 to 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. Attendees will learn the basics of working smarter instead of harder when it comes to managing genealogy data. We will cover setting up genealogy projects and tracking them to completion, using a research log to track research, and learn how to better manage genealogy data files.
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