High-Definition Genealogy High-Definition Genealogy by Thomas MacEntee provides various services to the genealogy and family history community including market research, consulting, education, and more.

21 August 2011 ~ Comments Off on Appearance on The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan, WGN AM Radio

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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11 August 2011 ~ Comments Off on Geni Podcast – Getting To Know Thomas MacEntee

Geni Podcast – Getting To Know Thomas MacEntee

Each week I record a short podcast for Geni and the topics cover some aspect of genealogy and family history.

Geni Podcast: Getting to Know Thomas MacEntee by Geni, Inc.

In this week’s podcast entitled Getting to Know Thomas Macentee, I discuss how I become involved with genealogy as well as blogging and internet radio.  Sort of “Everything you wanted to know about Thomas MacEntee but were too scared to ask.” LOL.

You can find all my past podcasts on the Geni blog by clicking here.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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05 August 2011 ~ Comments Off on Explorinar: Google Alerts for Genealogists – August 8, 2011

Explorinar: Google Alerts for Genealogists – August 8, 2011

Google Alerts for Genealogists
presented by Thomas MacEntee

August 8, 2011
9pm Eastern
8pm Central
7pm Mountain
6pm Pacific

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/573809406

Rather than having to go to Google and search every week for the same surnames or other search terms, wouldn’t it be great if Google alerted you of any updated or new sites related to your search? Instead of you going to Google, Google comes to you?

Google Alerts is one such program that more and more genealogists are learning how to use to help their own research. In this Explorinar, you’ll learn:

– what a Google Alert is
– how to set up a Google Alert
– the various notification methods available with Google Alerts
– creative ways to use Google Alerts

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 http://www.hidefgen.com.

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 (http://www.geneabloggers.com) 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//www.hidefgen.com), 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.

Title: Explorinar: Google Alerts for Genealogists
Date: Monday, August 8, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/573809406

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