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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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11 August 2011 ~ Comments Off

Geni Podcast – Getting To Know Thomas MacEntee

Each week I record a short podcast for Geni and the topics cover some aspect of genealogy and family history.

Geni Podcast: Getting to Know Thomas MacEntee by Geni, Inc.

In this week’s podcast entitled Getting to Know Thomas Macentee, I discuss how I become involved with genealogy as well as blogging and internet radio.  Sort of “Everything you wanted to know about Thomas MacEntee but were too scared to ask.” LOL.

You can find all my past podcasts on the Geni blog by clicking here.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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Explorinar: Google Alerts for Genealogists – August 8, 2011

Google Alerts for Genealogists
presented by Thomas MacEntee

August 8, 2011
9pm Eastern
8pm Central
7pm Mountain
6pm Pacific

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/573809406

Rather than having to go to Google and search every week for the same surnames or other search terms, wouldn’t it be great if Google alerted you of any updated or new sites related to your search? Instead of you going to Google, Google comes to you?

Google Alerts is one such program that more and more genealogists are learning how to use to help their own research. In this Explorinar, you’ll learn:

– what a Google Alert is
– how to set up a Google Alert
– the various notification methods available with Google Alerts
– creative ways to use Google Alerts

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.

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.

Title: Explorinar: Google Alerts for Genealogists
Date: Monday, August 8, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/573809406

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