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27 August 2011 ~ Comments Off on Explorinars: Evernote – August 31 and September 1, 2011

Explorinars: Evernote – August 31 and September 1, 2011

Explorinar: Evernote – Easy Note Taking
presented by Thomas MacEntee

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!”

NOTE: this webinar will be offered at two different times to accommodate different time zones and schedules.  One session will be held in the evening (Wednesday, August 31, 2011) and the other in the early afternoon (Thursday, September 1, 2011).  Please make sure you register for the correct one!


Wednesday, August 31, 2011
8pm Eastern
7pm Central
6pm Mountain
5pm Pacific
1am London
10am Sydney

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

2pm Eastern
1pm Central
12pm Mountain
11am Pacific
7pm London
4am Sydney

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

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. A free recording of the session will be posted at

More About Thomas MacEntee

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.

Through his business High-Definition Genealogy (http//, Thomas is available for speaking engagements, workshops and other events. High-Definition Genealogy also performs market research within the genealogy industry and has proven track-record of mapping out the genealogy industry landscape for clients seeking to transact business and interact in the field.

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28 July 2011 ~ Comments Off on Date Change – Illinois Genealogy Crash Course

Date Change – Illinois Genealogy Crash Course

UPDATE: the webinar has been moved to Wednesday, September 21, 2011! See below for more info.

Join me on Wednesday evening, September 21, 2011 for my next webinar: Illinois Genealogy Crash Course over at Family Tree University.

About the Webinar:

A plethora of resources are available to those with Illinois ancestors, including great libraries and expansive websites. This live webinar with Thomas MacEntee will show you how to make the most of the Land of Lincoln’s genealogical bounty.

What you’ll learn:

  • Essential Illinois history
  • Details on vital records and immigration in the state
  • What ethnicity-based records your ancestor may have left
  • The best websites for Illinois research

Registration for the live session includes:

  • Participation in the live presentation and Q&A session Access to the webinar recording to view again as many times as you like
  • A PDF of the presentation slides for future reference
  • A PDF of our Illinois State Research Guide

Who should attend:

  • Anyone with Illinois roots
  • Librarians who want to help patrons with online research about Illinois

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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01 July 2011 ~ Comments Off on Article – How to Attend a Genealogy Webinar

Article – How to Attend a Genealogy Webinar

My latest article entitled “How to Attend a Genealogy Webinar” has been posted at  This is one of many articles you’ll find as part of the Learn from Experts series at – check it out and you will see some familiar faces among the genealogy blogging crowd!

The most recent article discusses not only how to select the best genealogy webinar to meet your educational needs and skill level, but also provides some “best practices” on creating the proper learning environment. One of my tips: reboot your computer 15 minutes before you log in to a webinar – this will help free up memory and ensure a better connection to the webinar.

Visit the  Articles page here at High-Definition Genealogy for my other recent and past articles on genealogy.

Disclaimer: this was an assignment for in which I was paid to produce a an article on the subject of genealogy webinars.  In addition to payment, I also received a complimentary membership to  See the Disclosure Statements page for a list of all material connections I have with genealogy vendors.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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