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!

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Thomas MacEntee
Thomas MacEntee is a 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 blogs, Facebook and Twitter can be leveraged to add new dimensions to the genealogy experience. As the creator of GeneaBloggers.com he has organized and engaged a community of over 1,100 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.