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21 June 2012 ~ Comments Off

Google for Genealogists presentation – August 25, 2012 – Swedish American Museum, Chicago

Nordic Family Genealogy Center

On Saturday, Aug. 25, the Nordic Family Genealogy Center will host a special lecture with Thomas MacEntee, nationally-known genealogy author, educator, and speaker. He will present on using Google search engine when conducting genealogy research. Most genealogists only use 10% or less of the resources behind Google when it comes to research. Learn how to use the other 90%!

Registration for this event takes place at 10:15 am, and the program will start at 10:30 a.m. Free to Museum and Nordic Family Genealogy members, $10 for non-members.

Reservations requested. Phone the Museum at 773.728.8111. For more information, please visit our website, www.SwedishAmericanMuseum.org/genealogy. You may also e-mail genealogy@samac.org.

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12 June 2012 ~ Comments Off

Preview: Researching Your New York Ancestors

If you were unable to catch my webinar Researching Your New York Ancestors at Legacy Family Tree last month, here is a preview of what you’ll find on the CD:

You can purchase the webinar on CD which also comes with a four-page handout at the Legacy Family Tree store by clicking here.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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25 May 2012 ~ Comments Off

See you at SCGS 2012 Jamboree

SCGS Jamboree 2012

If you will be in the Southern California area in two weeks, please stop by the 43rd Annual Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree, June 8 to June 10, 2012!

I’ll be presenting the following lectures:

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 3:30 pm

  • Backing Up Your Genealogy Data: Have you ever experienced a data loss when it comes to your genealogy research? Learn the basics of backing up all your genealogy data including identifying data, common backup methods and how to use free online programs to help you make sure your data will always be available!

Friday, June 8, 2012, 3:00 pm

  • Internet Killed the Family History Star – How Technology Has Changed the Face of Genealogy: Are the days of microfilm readers, books, and newsletter queries as they relate to genealogy really gone? Has technology improved how we find our ancestors or has it become a hindrance? Learn how to stay on top of technology while still keeping one foot in the world of the tried and true methodologies.

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 11:30 am

  • Blogger Summit Panel #1 -Searching for Blogs and What to Do Once you Find Them: Watch as the mystery of genealogy blogs is removed before your very eyes. You’ll learn what blogs are as well as how to read blogs to find genealogy research leads. Finally you’ll see how easy it is to create a blog in under 5 minutes!

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 2:00 pm

  • Blogger Summit Panel #2 - From Blog Reader to Writer – Why and How: Just like any new venture, after a short time the novelty can wear off. Ideas run short. Learn how to make blogging fun with tips from our panel of expert genealogy bloggers. You’ll learn about keeping posts fresh, making blogging beneficial to your genealogy research and possibly profitable as well tips on marketing your blog.

Sunday, June 10, 2012, 10:00 am

  • Got Illinois Ancestors? A Guide To Prairie State Genealogy: Many of our ancestors either settled in Illinois or passed through on their way out West. Learn the basics of Prairie State research as well as some unusual resources!

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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