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25 January 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Two Free Webinars for Genealogy Speakers

Genealogical Speakers Guild

I will be presenting two free webinars geared towards genealogy speakers over the next two months:

Introduction to GoToWebinar

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
9:00 pm Eastern
8:00 pm Central
7:00 pm Mountain
6:00 pm Pacific

As a genealogy speaker, have you heard about speakers using GoToWebinar to give their presentations over the Internet and from the comfort of their home? Learn the ins and outs of one of the most popular webinar presentation platforms in this informative session. You’ll see how easy GoToWebinar is for both the presenter (you) and the attendees (your audience) and how you can increase your speaking opportunities.

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Tips and Tricks for Webinar Presenters

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
9:00 pm Eastern
8:00 pm Central
7:00 pm Mountain
6:00 pm Pacific

Ever wonder how presenting virtually – using a webinar platform – is different than presenting in front of a real audience? Want to polish your current webinar style and improve your presentations? Learn from the “king of genealogy webinars” Thomas MacEntee as he shares his tips, tricks and secrets to a successful webinar presentation. Thomas will cover the process from creation of the slides to marketing your webinar to how to cope when technology fails you!

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Both webinars are sponsored by the Genealogical Speakers Guild and are open to members and the public. Space is limited – please register early. Webinar recordings and handouts will be made available in the Members Section of the GSG website after each webinar.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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07 November 2011 ~ Comments Off on It Is Well With My Soul: FREE Webinar – Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It Is Well With My Soul: FREE Webinar – Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Our ancestors persevered in spite of disaster and misfortune so that we could be here today to tell their stories. Join webinar favorite, Thomas MacEntee, to learn how to locate evidence of their experiences and how to add their first-hand accounts to that body of evidence.

Horatio Spofford, author of the hymn “It Is Well With My Soul,” overcame immense tragedy, misfortune and disaster (the death of his only son, the Great Chicago Fire, a shipwreck which killed his four remaining daughters) to not only stay true to his values but to help others and still keep a positive outlook on life. How did our ancestors persevere and survive in the face of disaster – natural, manmade and financial – so that we could be here today to tell their stories? In this webinar, learn how to not only locate your ancestors amidst the rubble, but give voice to their stories.

Join webinar host Geoff Rasmussen and speaker Thomas MacEntee (author of Google for GenealogistsBacking Up Your Genealogy DataBuilding a Research ToolboxDropbox for Genealogists, Google Docs for GenealogistsGoogle Forms for Genealogists and Facebook for Genealogists) for It Is Well With My Soul – Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble of Disaster and Misfortune.

The live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 2PM Eastern U.S., so register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day.


About the presenter

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 he has organized and engaged a community of over 2,000 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.

Add it to your Google Calendar
With our brand new Google Calendar button, you will never forget our upcoming webinars. Simply click the button to add it to your calendar. You can then optionally embed the webinar events (and even turn them on and off) into your own personal calendar. If you have already added the calendar, you do not have to do it again – the new webinar events will automatically appear.

Webinar time
The webinar will be live on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain/Arizona
  • 11am Pacific
  • 7pm GMT

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here’s how to attend:

  1. Register at today. It’s free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email during the week prior to the webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  6. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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26 October 2011 ~ Comments Off on Recorded Explorinar on Facebook Now Available

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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