17 April 2012 ~ Comments Off

Join Me on the 8th Annual Genealogy Conference and Cruise

Wholly Genes 8th Annual Genealogy Conference and Cruise

I’m pleased to announce that I will be one of several speakers on the upcoming 8th Annual Genealogy Conference and Cruise sponsored by Wholly Genes, Inc.  The cruise, which leaves out of Seattle and travels to Alaska and along the Inside Passage, departs Sunday, September 16, 2012 and returns the following Sunday, September 23, 2012.

Besides visiting exciting ports and viewing the scenery of the Alaska coastline, while at sea, you will be able to partake in 17 hours of genealogy and technology lectures delivered by some very well known speakers including:

  • Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL
  • J. Mark Lowe, CG
  • Debra S. Mieszala, CG
  • Paul Milner, M.Div
  • Craig Scott, MA, CG

and yours truly, Thomas MacEntee! You can learn much more about genealogy cruising and how you can join me for this event by clicking here. I hope you’ll join me for what I’m sure will be a fun and educational week with other genealogists!

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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16 March 2012 ~ Comments Off

Special $99 Price for Midwestern Roots 2012! 3 Days Only!


Where Do You Think You Find It?
July 20 and 21 | Indianapolis Marriott East

[Editor's Note: I will be speaking at the Midwestern Roots 2012 conference this year and presenting several mini-sessions in the Exhibit Hall.  Please come join me and hundreds of other genealogists for a fun weekend!]

Registration opens March 15 with a special $99 price through March 18!

What is in store for you at Midwestern Roots 2012?

  • More than 30 thought-provoking lectures from nationally known speakers Dick Eastman, Shamele Jordon, J. Mark Lowe, Thomas MacEntee, Daniel S. Poffenberger, Juliana Smith, Curt B. Witcher and more
  • Genealogy’s Next Generation presented by D. Joshua Taylor
  • Cincinnati Panorama: Windows to Ancestors’ Lives, presented by Patricia Van Skaik
  • Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak sharing experience from her new book Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing
  • Adventures Behind the Scenes, a look inside the making of Who Do You Think You Are? and other shows with D. Joshua Taylor, J. Mark Lowe and Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak
  • Exhibit Hall mini-sessions presented by Thomas MacEntee
  • Genealogy Resources Library Workshop
  • Computer labs and writing workshops
  • Historic bus tours
  • Early research opportunities
  • Family History Market and Book Fair

Price includes two-day conference and lunches; additional fee for banquet and some pre-conference activities.

Register online at www.indianahistory.org/midwesternroots or call (317) 232-1882 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday during the special offer period.

Presented by the Indiana Historical Society
Indiana’s StorytellerTM: Connecting People to the Past

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25 January 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Two Free Webinars for Genealogy Speakers

Genealogical Speakers Guild

I will be presenting two free webinars geared towards genealogy speakers over the next two months:

Introduction to GoToWebinar

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
9:00 pm Eastern
8:00 pm Central
7:00 pm Mountain
6:00 pm Pacific

As a genealogy speaker, have you heard about speakers using GoToWebinar to give their presentations over the Internet and from the comfort of their home? Learn the ins and outs of one of the most popular webinar presentation platforms in this informative session. You’ll see how easy GoToWebinar is for both the presenter (you) and the attendees (your audience) and how you can increase your speaking opportunities.

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/287128774

Tips and Tricks for Webinar Presenters

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
9:00 pm Eastern
8:00 pm Central
7:00 pm Mountain
6:00 pm Pacific

Ever wonder how presenting virtually – using a webinar platform – is different than presenting in front of a real audience? Want to polish your current webinar style and improve your presentations? Learn from the “king of genealogy webinars” Thomas MacEntee as he shares his tips, tricks and secrets to a successful webinar presentation. Thomas will cover the process from creation of the slides to marketing your webinar to how to cope when technology fails you!

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/219084070

Both webinars are sponsored by the Genealogical Speakers Guild and are open to members and the public. Space is limited – please register early. Webinar recordings and handouts will be made available in the Members Section of the GSG website after each webinar.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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