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I’m a Judge for the Family Graph API Competition

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I’m happy to report that I’ve been selected by MyHeritage as one of the judges for the upcoming Family Graph API developer’s competition.  You can read more about the competition and the other judges here at the MyHeritage blog.

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12 September 2011 ~ Comments Off

FREE Facebook for Genealogists Webinar – Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Afraid to make the jump into Facebook? Wondering what all the fuss is about or how Facebook can work to the genealogist’s advantage? Come along for a journey through this exciting social media application. If you’ve decided to set up a Facebook account not only to stay in touch with family but to expand your genealogy experience, you will learn the basics of the program including how to protect your privacy, how to make friends on Facebook, and how to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Join webinar host Geoff Rasmussen and speaker Thomas MacEntee (author of Google for Genealogists, Backing Up Your Genealogy Data, Building a Research Toolbox, Dropbox for Genealogists, and Google Docs for Genealogists and Google Forms for Genealogists) for this 90-minute free webinar, Facebook for Genealogists.

The live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 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.

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About the presenter
ThomasMacentee-small 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 he has organized and engaged a community of over 1,800 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.

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Webinar time
The webinar will be live on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific/Arizona
  • 7pm London (GST)
  • 4am (September 15) Sydney

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here’s how to attend:

  1. Register at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp 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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31 August 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Recorded Explorinar on Evernote Now Available

Here is the recording of my recent “explorinar” on Evernote.

Explorinar: Evernote – Easy Note Taking from Thomas MacEntee on Vimeo.

What’s Evernote?

Are you in need of a better way to take notes during genealogy research and capture those finds on the Internet? Evernote might be your answer! Evernote is a dynamic, easy to use web-based application with a “free” component which allows you to “remember everything!”

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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