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09 November 2010 ~ Comments Off

Article – Genealogical Societies: They Do Your Genealogy Good

Archives.com

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.]

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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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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04 November 2010 ~ Comments Off

Article – Blogs: Easy Internet Presence for Genealogists

Genealogical Speakers Guild

The November 2010 issue of Speak!, The Online Newsletter of the Genealogical Speakers Guild is available. Inside on pages 5-6, you’ll find my latest article entitled Blogs: Easy Internet Presence for Genealogists.

In the article I explain how professional genealogists and genealogical speakers can leverage the easy-to-use features of a blog to meet their business objectives.  In fact, a blog is so much easier to create and maintain than a website, that some businesses have opted to create an Internet presence using the blog platform that mimics a website.  I bet that some websites you’ve visited are actually blogs on the back-end and you didn’t notice the difference!

The newsletter is available only to GSG members. Please consider joining the Genealogical Speakers Guild today!

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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