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04 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

New Article: The (Not So) Private Lives of Our Ancestors

Archives.com

My latest article entitled “The (Not So) Private Lives of Our Ancestors” has been posted at Archives.com.  This is one of many articles you’ll find as part of the Learn from 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 the meaning of privacy for our ancestors and how you can actually be a genealogy “snoop” to find out the details of their lives.

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

Disclaimer: this was an assignment for Archives.com 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 Archives.com.  See the Disclosure Statements page for a list of all material connections I have with genealogy vendors.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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26 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

FREE at the Newberry Library! Genealogy Workshop: High Tech – Low Tech

The Newberry Library

If you are in the Chicago area on Saturday, October 13, 2012 think about taking advantage of this FREE genealogy workshop entitled Genealogy Workshop: High Tech – Low Tech which has the byline “Old-fashioned Genealogy Meets the 21st Century.”

I will be one of several speakers that day and I’ll also be available for networking during the lunch period!  I hope I’ll see you there.

Genealogy Workshop: High Tech – Low Tech
Old-fashioned Genealogy Meets the 21st Century
Saturday, October 13, 2012
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Ruggles Hall

The genealogical fundamentals of evidence, analysis and documentation don’t change whether you’re using online tools or not. Join Marsha Peterson-Maass, Matt Rutherford and Thomas MacEntee for a free full-day workshop discussing these low tech fundamentals plus ways to use high tech online tools to make your research easier.

Agenda:

9:30 – 10:45 Low-Tech Fundamentals (Peterson-Maass)
10:45 – 11 break
11 – 11:45 Repositories and Archives (Rutherford)
11:45 – 1 (Brown bag lunch)
1 – 2:30 Building a Research Toolbox (MacEntee)

Bring a bag lunch and join informal discussions with the speakers and Newberry staff during the noon-time break.

Cost: Free

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Register online or by calling the Public Programs office at (312) 255-3700.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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24 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

Upcoming Appearance – APG PMC in Salt Lake City, Utah

Association of Professional Genealogists

Just before the start of the RootsTech conference, I will be one of the presenters at the Association of Professional Genealogists’ Professional Management Conference on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the Radisson Salt Lake City hotel.

The topic I’ve been asked to present is Launching and Effective Marketing Campaign.

  • Description: Have your past attempts at marketing your genealogy products or services been haphazard, disorganized and ineffective?  Learn how to build an effective marketing campaign and measure the results for repeated success!
  • Summary: Participants will learn how to track marketing campaign projects and tasks, how to build a marketing network, why timing is important in marketing, and how to measure the effectiveness of a campaign.

I hope to see many of my genealogy colleagues at this year’s APG PMC! I know it will be a fantastic even filled with educational and networking opportunities for genealogy professionals.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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