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26 October 2010 ~ 2 Comments

New Presentations Added

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We’ve just expanded our educational offerings here at High-Definition Genealogy with 11 new presentations:

Many of these presentations will be given at the upcoming 2010 Salt Lake City Christmas Tour as well as the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City in February 2011.

Remember, all of our presentations can be offered in person or virtually to your genealogical society, public library or organization. Contact us for more information!

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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02 August 2010 ~ Comments Off

Upcoming Appearance – APG PMC in Knoxville, TN

Association of Professional Genealogists

Just before the start of the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Annual Conference, I will be one of the panelists of the Association of Professional Genealogists‘ Annual Meeting and Roundtable on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 in Salon AB of the Hilton Hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The topic of the roundtable is “Your Internet Presence- How to get IT and what to do with IT: A discussion of what IT is.”  I am honored to share the table with these  APG members and leaders in the genealogy field: Drew Smith, Josh Taylor, Kathy Hinckley, Katherine Flynn and Laura Prescott, moderator.

As stated in a recent blog posting:

The panel members will each discuss a particular option or area that can enhance a professional’s web presence then the discussion will be open to the audience for questions and a sharing of ideas. This is a subject that can have some of us quaking in our boots while others are smiling with the opportunity to expand their horizons. Which are you?

The APG Roundtable is open to all APG members and their guests.  If you are interested in becoming an APG member you are welcome to participate in learning and sharing from other professionals.

I am looking forward to a great discussion and the chance to interact with my colleagues in the field of professional genealogy.

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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09 July 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Announcing The Connected Genealogist

The Connected Genealogist

[UPDATE June 2012: Most of my offerings at Lulu.com have been retired. The reason: it has been difficult to keep various guides on Facebook, WordPress, Blogger, etc. updated. Please stay tuned for new offerings soon!]

After months of preparing, writing, and researching and with much “pulling of hair and gnashing of teeth,” I am pleased to announce my new genealogy business venture: The Connected Genealogist℠, a division of High-Definition Genealogy.  You can read more about the concept here, but in brief this is what you’ll find:

  • All “cheat sheets” posted at my various sites such as GeneaBloggers have been retooled and are now located in The Connected Genealogist Store.  They are in large type (14pt) and in PDF format.
  • Don’t think “store” and then think $. The cheat sheets which have been downloadable for free in the past will remain that way.  The store is simply and easier way to organize them.
  • The newest product – available for a small fee – is Genealogy Speaking Templates.  A package of six Word templates you can use for genealogy speaking engagements.  I’ll have more details on the specifics over the weekend, but the templates include:  a contract, spec sheets for travel and hotel, a transmittal letter and even a summary description and a syllabus.  These are easy-to-use documents with “click and type” fields and can be customized to suit your specific needs.
  • In the coming weeks and months you’ll see more products including templates to create a genealogy resume and bio, books on how to become a genealogy speaker and on 21st century marketing techniques for genealogists and genealogical societies and more.
  • Beginning in August 2010, The Connected Genealogist will be offering a variety of webinars (virtual presentations) at our Webex site.  Topics will cover Facebook, Twitter, how to use Dropbox to store your genealogy data “in the cloud,” and more.  And in an exciting marketing twist, my intent is to make all webinars free to attend – you pay only for the syllabus materials including templates, guides and books.

The Connected Genealogist is the culmination of about a year’s worth of work.  I want to bring a variety of educational tools to the genealogy community, especially ones that can “raise” the technology quotient.

While I would love to give away this knowledge for free, with over 25 years experience in the Information Technology field and my recent experience with social media, financially I can’t survive on free.  I will always try to make as many of these items free whenever possible but some items will have a nominal fee.  My mantra in this endeavor: I want to make a living, not a killing.

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I hope you’ll check out The Connected Genealogist.  You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook as well.  And remember, let The Connected Genealogist be your guide to connecting genealogists with new technologies.

The Connected Genealogist is a registered service mark of High-Definition Genealogy

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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