10 August 2014 ~ Comments Off

A Great Event at the Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois

Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois

I want to thank the organizers at the Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois for putting on a great event yesterday – their 41st annual conference! I was the featured speaker for the event and there was a large crowd of eager and engaged genealogy enthusiasts in attendance. We had lots of fun and with my four lectures I think the attendees have enough new info and websites to explore for the next few months!

The conference was held at the John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois which is about 323 miles south of Chicago. I traveled with Jane Haldeman, president of the Illinois State Genealogical Society, who set up a booth for ISGS in the vendor hall.

If you are in the Southern Illinois / St. Louis, Missouri area next August, mark your calendars for the next GSSI conference featuring D. Joshua Taylor!

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08 March 2013 ~ Comments Off

Upcoming Appearances – Thomas MacEntee Spring 2013

Thomas MacEntee Spring speaking tour

Thomas MacEntee Spring speaking tour

Even though Spring is not officially here for another two weeks or so, I’m off on a multi-week tour filled with some genealogy speaking engagements.  You can see my entire schedule at the Appearances tab for details.

I’m looking forward to meeting the attendees at these events and I know I’ll see some new faces and some familiar faces as well!

  • March 16, 2013
    Building a Research Toolbox

    Internet Archive:  A Gold Mine for Genealogists
    Social Networking:  New Horizons for Genealogists
    You Use WHAT for Genealogy?  Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools
    Lectures, 22nd Annual Spring Seminar
    Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society, Sacramento, California
  • March 21-23, 2013
    Backing Up Your Genealogy Data

    The Future of Genealogy
    Wikis for Genealogists
    Lectures and Panel Discussions
    RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • April 6, 2013
    10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Genealogy
    Building a Research Toolbox
    They’re Alive, Searching for Living Relatives
    Creating a Family History Workspace
    Lectures
    Olympia Genealogical Society, Olympia, Washington
  • April 20, 2013
    Genealogical Uses for QR Codes
    Google for Genealogists
    NERGC 2013, Manchester, New Hampshire
  • May 25, 2013
    Building a Research Toolbox
    Creating a Family History Workspace
    Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching
    Ten Ways to Jumpstart Your Genealogy
    Lectures
    Colorado Genealogical Society, Denver, Colorado

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14 November 2012 ~ Comments Off

FREE Webinar: 10 Ideas for Great Gifts Using Your Family Photos

Creating Great Family Photo Gifts with the Flip-Pal mobile scanner

This Friday, November 16, 2012 at 2:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Central, join me  for a FREE webinar entitled 10 Ideas for Great Gifts Using Your Family Photos:

Once a precious family photo is scanned using the Flip- Pal® mobile scanner, you can do more than just send the image to friends & family and add to your family tree. We will quickly cover how to scan an original, then print for use in gift projects. A few of the ideas we will share using these prints: ornaments, sweat shirts, quilts, wall hangings, holiday decoration and more. This seminar will be packed with ideas and step by step how-to details from these two creative individuals. We’ll also cover how you can use various sites such as Zazzle, Café Press and even superstore sites such as Costco, Walmart, and Walgreens to create calendars and photo books as gifts.

Click here to register for this FREE online webinar: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/403700638

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