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20 August 2012 ~ Comments Off

Announcing a New Client – Saving Memories Forever

Saving Memories Forever

I am pleased to announce my affiliation with the makers of an exciting new product for the genealogy market – Saving Memories Forever™.

Saving Memories Forever provides a new online system to create and preserve family memories through audio recordings. Each subscriber has a dedicated area on the site to upload and manage their recordings. Available through the iTunes store, the new app is free and is a seamless connection between the website and recording process. Users with any computer can record, save, and upload their recorded stories with or without the app. For additional information visit http://www.SavingMemoriesForever.com.

Saving Memories Forever - iTunes App

I will be providing Saving Memories Forever with the high-quality analysis, evaluation, marketing, social media and business development services which I provide specifically for the genealogy and family history community of businesses and non-profit organizations.

Harvey and Jane Baker are the founders and developers of Saving Memories Forever. They have three grown children who, over the years, have asked them lots of questions about their family history. Click here to learn more about the Bakers and their vision for capturing and preserving family stories.

I am excited to share the Saving Memories Forever products and services with the genealogy community . . . Stay tuned!

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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06 August 2012 ~ Comments Off

Florida State Genealogical Society 2012 Conference

Florida State Genealogical Society

I’m pleased to announce that I will be one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming Florida State Genealogical Society 2012 Conference in Deerfield Beach, November 8-10, 2012! I’ll be joining Curt Witcher of the Allen County Public Library who is also a keynote speaker and I can’t wait to meet all the attendees at this year’s event.

I will be presenting the following topics during the conference:

  • Backing Up Your Genealogy Data
  • Building A Research Tool Box
  • Social Networking: New Horizons for Genealogists
  • They’re Alive: Searching For Living Persons

Download the brochure here and then register today for the conference. I hope to see you in November in Deerfield Beach!

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11 July 2012 ~ Comments Off

The Genealogy Industry – Update for 2012

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I invite all my readers to visit my other site, GeneaBloggers, for this series on the state of the genealogy industry entitled Genea-Opportunities – 2012 Update. The week-long series of posts will cover the growing genealogy industry from various angles including professional genealogists who have started their own businesses.

Here are the topics to be covered:

  • Monday: Genealogy Blogging – For Fun or Profit? – A discussion about whether or not a blog should have advertising, affiliate links, etc. and what constitutes a commercial genealogy blog, an individual genealogy blog and is there a balance that can and should be maintained.
  • Tuesday: Careers in Genealogy – A look at the “traditional” genealogy careers and a focus on some genealogists and family historians who are thinking “outside the genealogy charts,” as I put it, to carve out their own career paths.
  • Wednesday: What Do You Mean It Isn’t Free? – How do we as a community deal with the perception that everything – and I meaneverything – is free for the taking when it comes to genealogy. From commercial databases, to freely stealing content from a blog or website, to being incensed when a genealogist charges for a webinar or a syllabus.  This will be a no-holds barred looked at why certain perceptions exist in the genealogy community and how they must change in order for the industry to move forward in the 21st century.
  • Thursday: How Do You Make Money in Genealogy? – Most readers here at GeneaBloggers and at my other sites know that I am a pretty open and transparent guy when it comes to disclosing my material relationships with other genealogy vendors and organizations. Well, I am willing to spell out what I currently do in the genealogy field to try and make a buck.  I may surprise you with exact dollar figures (but you will be greatly disappointed, believe me), and at the very least I will be upfront about some current projects.  I’m hoping my colleagues might consider doing the same.
  • Friday: Money Changes Everything – Or Does It? – finally at the end of the series we’ll recap the discussion and see how the genealogy community and industry needs to move forward in terms of its relationship to money
Visit http://www.geneabloggers.com/geneaopportunities-2012-update/ each day to read the latest post.

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