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.

29 November 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Cyber Monday Discount – Virtual Presentations 33% Off!

High-Definition Genealogy Discount on Virtual Presentations

Starting today – Cyber Monday – you can arrange to have me speak at your genealogical society or other group virtually at a 33% discount off my normal speaking fee. This sale actually runs through the end of the year to December 31, 2010.

Here are the details:

  • This offer applies only to presentations that I deliver virtually from my home in Chicago to a location of your choosing.
  • I supply the technology (using Webex) and you simply select the venue and arrange the event.
  • Your site must have a projection screen, Internet connection, computer and a way to amplify sound to the room, either from the computer or a speaker phone.
  • You may also allow up to 20 other society members or members of your group to participate from home using the Webex connection.
  • A syllabus file will be sent electronically and can be printed for participants or delivered via email.
  • You must book a virtual presentation by December 31, 2010 and the presentation must be delivered during the 2011 calendar year.
  • You or your group will be required to sign a speaker’s contract and to prepay the speaker’s fee prior to December 31, 2010.

Please contact me using this contact form and we can schedule a virtual presentation and hammer out the details. This is an excellent opportunity to have quality genealogy technology education delivered to your group members and I look forward to working with you!

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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09 November 2010 ~ Comments Off

Article – Genealogical Societies: They Do Your Genealogy Good

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My latest article entitled “Genealogical Societies: They Do Your Genealogy Good” has been posted at Archives.com.  This is one of many articles you’ll find as part of the Experts series at Archives.com – check it out and you will see some familiar faces among the genealogy blogging crowd!

The most recent article discusses how to select the genealogical society that is right for you. What I discuss is how to tell if the society will fulfill your needs and help expand your genealogy experience. I even discuss the dreaded “would you like to volunteer?” check box!

If you have an area of expertise within the genealogy field, consider applying with Archives.com to be one of their next Experts authors. You can also see all my other articles on the Articles page here at High-Definition Genealogy.

[Disclaimer: this was an assignment for Archives.com in which I was paid to produce a 1800 word article on the subject of genealogical societies.  In February 2010, July 2010, and September 2010, I wrote similar article for Archives.com with similar payment terms.  In addition to payment, I also received a complimentary membership to Archives.com.  See the Disclosure Statements page for a list of all material connections I have with genealogy vendors.]

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08 November 2010 ~ Comments Off

A Successful Virtual Presentation – Christian County Genealogical Society

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Yesterday afternoon – Sunday, November 7, 2010 – I was part of a successful virtual presentation for the Christian County Genealogical Society in Taylorsville, IL during their regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

I had been invited several months ago by one of their members to give a customized presentation consisting of 21st Century Marketing for Genealogical Societies and Google Docs for Genealogists. We arranged for me to do the presentation virtually with me using my Webex account here in Chicago and the rest of the group seated at their meeting spot.

Thanks go out to Chuck Courtwright of CCGS who took care of all the technical aspects including: arranging for a laptop, projector and screen at the meeting and especially hooking up the speaker phone to the room speakers so the audience could hear me. I was even able to take questions from the audience and provide answers.

If you are interested in having me provide genealogy education programs as part of your society’s meeting, please contact me for more information.

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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