12 October 2015 ~ Comments Off on Upcoming Appearance: Wisconsin State Genealogical Society’s Fall 2015 Seminar

Upcoming Appearance: Wisconsin State Genealogical Society’s Fall 2015 Seminar

Genealogy author/educator Thomas MacEntee will be the featured speaker at the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society's Fall 2015 Seminar on October 17, 2015

On Saturday,  October 17th, 2015, I will be speaking in Marshfield, Wisconsin at the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society’s Fall 2015 Seminar. Click here for information and hopefully I will see you there!

I’ll be delivering the following lectures:

  • Scarce New World: Will Privacy Kill Genealogy? Our ancestors lived very public lives – anything they did once they left their home was fodder for public consumption. And thankfully so since we now have access to a multitude of records. But did our ancestors realize that those records would be so easily accessed 100 or more years later? And what about the current move to restrict access to frequently relied -upon records sets – will there be anything left for 22nd century genealogists to research?
  • Internet Archive: A Gold Mine for Genealogists: Learn how to navigate the Internet Archive and leverage the best search strategies to download a variety of materials including archived web pages, e-books, video, audio and more.
  • Can I Use That In My Genealogy? What You Should Know About Copyright: Learn the basics of US copyright law and how you can still use copyrighted items such as document, articles and photographs as part of your genealogy research.
  • After You’ve Gone – Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research: Have you ever considered what will happen to your years of genealogy research once you’re gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries on. Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, we’ll review how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research.

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30 September 2015 ~ Comments Off on Upcoming Appearance: Ohio Genealogical Society’s 2015 Fall Seminar

Upcoming Appearance: Ohio Genealogical Society’s 2015 Fall Seminar

Genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee will be the featured speaker at the Ohio Genealogical Society's 2015 Fall Seminar on October 3, 2015

On Saturday,  October 3rd, 2015, I will be speaking in Belleville, Ohio at the Ohio Genealogical Society’s 2015 Fall Seminar. Click here for information and hopefully I will see you there!

I’ll be delivering the following lectures:

  • The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists: Who said genealogy and the hunt for your family history has to be expensive? Just as in any other industry, there are some tricks to getting the best deals and bargains in the genealogy marketplace. With The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists you’ll learn the tricks and also how to think like a savvy frugal genealogist! Learn how savvy genealogists are find success with 15 basic habits of frugality. You’ll not only find a list of key resources but more importantly you’ll learn how to embrace the “mind set” of finding the best ways to save money while researching your ancestors.
  • Genealogy Cloud Computing: Cloud computing – the practice of storing data on a remote server – is a practical solution for genealogists. Learn how the cloud works, how to keep your data safe, and the latest cloud programs. Tired of keeping your genealogy research data on multiple CDs, DVDs, flash drives, hard drives and in different locations? Cloud computing – the practice of storing data on a remote server – is a practical solution for genealogists. Learn not only how cloud computing works, but also the latest cloud programs and how to keep your data secure and private.
  • US and Canada Newspaper Research Strategies: While online newspaper resources are plentiful for United States and Canada research, finding the best websites and tools to collect data can be a treasure hunt. Learn how to find the best historic newspaper sites (free and paid) and how to properly capture images and text to improve your genealogical research.
  • After You’ve Gone – Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research: Have you ever considered what will happen to your years of genealogy research once you’re gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries on. Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, we’ll review how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research.

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24 September 2015 ~ Comments Off on Upcoming Appearance: Oak Park Public Library, September 25, 2015

Upcoming Appearance: Oak Park Public Library, September 25, 2015

Beginning on Friday, September 25th, at 2:00 pm Central, I will be speaking in Oak Park, Illinois, at the Oak Park Public Library, presenting Building a Research Toolbox. Click here for information and hopefully I will see you there!

Beginning on Friday, September 25th, at 2:00 pm Central, I will be speaking in Oak Park, Illinois, at the Oak Park Public Library, presenting Building a Research Toolbox. Click here for information and hopefully I will see you there!

I’ll be delivering the following lectures:

  • Building a Research Toolbox: Participants will learn not only some of the most important online resources for genealogical research, but also how to organize these resources into an easy-to-access and portable virtual toolbox. Are overwhelmed with the number of online resources for genealogical research? Are you constantly working with unorganized bookmarks or favorites? Printing out lists of websites you use most? Learn how to build a research toolbox that is organized, easy-to-use, and can be accessed from almost anywhere.

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