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26 October 2011 ~ Comments Off

Recorded Explorinar on Facebook Now Available

Here is the recording of my recent “explorinar” on Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups.

Explorinar: Facebook Pages vs. Facebook Groups from Thomas MacEntee on Vimeo.

Facebook Pages vs. Facebook Groups

Are you confused when it comes to creating a Facebook presence for your business, genealogy society or even a research project? Should you create a Facebook Page or a Facebook Group? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Learn all the details as well as differences between both formats in this informative session!

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.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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12 September 2011 ~ Comments Off

New Article – Looking for the Dead at Obit Magazine

Obit Magazine

My latest article entitled Looking for the Dead has been posted at Obit Magazine.  Take a look especially for links to uncommon resources and record sets for locating your ancestors!

Disclosure:  Please see Disclosure Statements for more information on my material connection with genealogy vendors and organizations.

©2011, Thomas MacEntee

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21 August 2011 ~ Comments Off

Appearance on The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan, WGN AM Radio

In case you missed it, early this morning, August 21, 2011, I was a guest on the WGN AM Radio show The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan.

During the segment, I not only discussed some of the basic trends in the genealogy industry and why family history is becoming more and more popular, but I also had a chance to mention the upcoming FGS 2011 conference in Springfield, Illinois, September 7-10, 2011.

You can listen to the segment by clicking the link below:

http://www.wgnradio.com/shows/sundaypapers/wgnam-kogan-uncut-110821-thomas-macentee-federation-of-genealogical-studies,0,6748843.mp3file

I guess the episode went well since Rick said – live on the air – that he’d love to have my come into the studio for an expanded segment about genealogy! So I’ll keep you posted on the progress of that project!

And many thanks to ISGS member Linda Swisher who used her contacts to arrange for my appearance on The Sunday Papers!

© 2011, Thomas MacEntee

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