09 March 2015 ~ Comments Off on Upcoming Appearance: DuPage County Genealogical Society 40th Annual Conference – March 14, 2015

Upcoming Appearance: DuPage County Genealogical Society 40th Annual Conference – March 14, 2015

Genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee will offer four lectures at the upcoming DuPage County Genealogical Society Conference on March 14, 2015

Genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee will offer four lectures at the upcoming DuPage County Genealogical Society Conference on March 14, 2015
 
Come join me on Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Naperville, Illinois for the DuPage County Genealogical Society’s 40th Annual Conference!  Featuring speakers Stephen P. Morse, Marsha Peterson-Maass, Katherine R. Willson and me, there will be 16 different sessions to choose from. I’ll be delivering the following lectures:

  • 7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists
  • Mind Mapping Your Research Plans and Results
  • Microsoft Word for Self Publishing
  • Self Publishing for Genealogists and Genealogy Societies

Note: The conference organizers state that there will be no walk-ins and that attendance is capped at 250 people. Since registration closed as of February 28th, it looks like they’ll have a full house!

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10 August 2014 ~ Comments Off on A Great Event at the Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois

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 on Upcoming Appearances – Thomas MacEntee Spring 2013

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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