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25 May 2012 ~ Comments Off on See you at SCGS 2012 Jamboree

See you at SCGS 2012 Jamboree

SCGS Jamboree 2012

If you will be in the Southern California area in two weeks, please stop by the 43rd Annual Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree, June 8 to June 10, 2012!

I’ll be presenting the following lectures:

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 3:30 pm

  • Backing Up Your Genealogy Data: Have you ever experienced a data loss when it comes to your genealogy research? Learn the basics of backing up all your genealogy data including identifying data, common backup methods and how to use free online programs to help you make sure your data will always be available!

Friday, June 8, 2012, 3:00 pm

  • Internet Killed the Family History Star – How Technology Has Changed the Face of Genealogy: Are the days of microfilm readers, books, and newsletter queries as they relate to genealogy really gone? Has technology improved how we find our ancestors or has it become a hindrance? Learn how to stay on top of technology while still keeping one foot in the world of the tried and true methodologies.

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 11:30 am

  • Blogger Summit Panel #1 -Searching for Blogs and What to Do Once you Find Them: Watch as the mystery of genealogy blogs is removed before your very eyes. You’ll learn what blogs are as well as how to read blogs to find genealogy research leads. Finally you’ll see how easy it is to create a blog in under 5 minutes!

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 2:00 pm

  • Blogger Summit Panel #2 – From Blog Reader to Writer – Why and How: Just like any new venture, after a short time the novelty can wear off. Ideas run short. Learn how to make blogging fun with tips from our panel of expert genealogy bloggers. You’ll learn about keeping posts fresh, making blogging beneficial to your genealogy research and possibly profitable as well tips on marketing your blog.

Sunday, June 10, 2012, 10:00 am

  • Got Illinois Ancestors? A Guide To Prairie State Genealogy: Many of our ancestors either settled in Illinois or passed through on their way out West. Learn the basics of Prairie State research as well as some unusual resources!

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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16 March 2012 ~ Comments Off on Special $99 Price for Midwestern Roots 2012! 3 Days Only!

Special $99 Price for Midwestern Roots 2012! 3 Days Only!

Where Do You Think You Find It?
July 20 and 21 | Indianapolis Marriott East

[Editor’s Note: I will be speaking at the Midwestern Roots 2012 conference this year and presenting several mini-sessions in the Exhibit Hall.  Please come join me and hundreds of other genealogists for a fun weekend!]

Registration opens March 15 with a special $99 price through March 18!

What is in store for you at Midwestern Roots 2012?

  • More than 30 thought-provoking lectures from nationally known speakers Dick Eastman, Shamele Jordon, J. Mark Lowe, Thomas MacEntee, Daniel S. Poffenberger, Juliana Smith, Curt B. Witcher and more
  • Genealogy’s Next Generation presented by D. Joshua Taylor
  • Cincinnati Panorama: Windows to Ancestors’ Lives, presented by Patricia Van Skaik
  • Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak sharing experience from her new book Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing
  • Adventures Behind the Scenes, a look inside the making of Who Do You Think You Are? and other shows with D. Joshua Taylor, J. Mark Lowe and Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak
  • Exhibit Hall mini-sessions presented by Thomas MacEntee
  • Genealogy Resources Library Workshop
  • Computer labs and writing workshops
  • Historic bus tours
  • Early research opportunities
  • Family History Market and Book Fair

Price includes two-day conference and lunches; additional fee for banquet and some pre-conference activities.

Register online at or call (317) 232-1882 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday during the special offer period.

Presented by the Indiana Historical Society
Indiana’s StorytellerTM: Connecting People to the Past

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06 February 2012 ~ Comments Off on My Video Pitch for RootsTech

My Video Pitch for RootsTech

A brief 48-second video of me at RootsTech last week explaining why RootsTech is so important to all genealogists, even the non-techie! Check out all the videos from RootsTech 2012 here.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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