14 September 2015 ~ Comments Off on Upcoming Appearance: British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa Conference, September 18-20, 2015

Upcoming Appearance: British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa Conference, September 18-20, 2015

Genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee will present several lectures at the BIFHSGO Conference in Ottawa, Canada, September 18-20, 2015

Beginning on Friday, September 18th, I will be speaking in Ottawa, Canada, at the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) Conference. Click here for information and hopefully I will see you there!

I’ll be delivering the following lectures:

  • Genealogy: The Future is Now: “Thomas MacEntee will open the day with a talk related to another one of our main themes for the conference — technology in genealogy. Do you have trouble keeping up with technology, especially programs, apps and websites that other genealogists seem to be using these days? You’re not alone. After a quick review of how much has changed in the past 30 years, you’ll learn what’s hot, what’s new, and how to prepare for the genealogy technology of the future. Participants will gain more than just an overview of current technologies used in genealogy; they’ll understand how to seek out new technologies and determine what works and doesn’t work for their own genealogical research.”
  • Evernote for Genealogists: Evernote is a popular way to track your research, clip website content and images, and better yet: you can synchronize the notebooks across different devices and platforms. See how genealogists are using Evernote to not only organize research but to get more information from their finds on the Internet.
  • Self-Publishing for Genealogists: Tips, Tricks, and Tools: Advances in recent technology mean that it is no longer necessary to be tied to a publishing house or printer for your next genealogy book. Self-publishing puts control over the entire process in the hands of the genealogist and the genealogical society to reach a wider audience at a reasonable price. There are many benefits to self-publishing, but you should know the difference between digital and print and what your audience wants. Learn the ins and outs of the self-publishing world, including vendors and providers, the self-publishing process, and even how to format your printed work for e-book selling. Both genealogists and genealogical societies can benefit greatly from the print on demand methodology, which is revolutionizing the publishing world.
  • Managing the Genealogy Data Monster: It is so easy to let the large amounts of data involved with genealogy overwhelm you, to the point that family history research is no longer fun! Learn how to tackle the three main problem areas of genealogy data — research data, project data and file data — so you can put the fun back in your research. Attendees will learn the basics of working smarter instead of harder when it comes to managing genealogy data. We will cover setting up genealogy projects and tracking them to completion, using a research log to track research, and learn how to better manage genealogy data files.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

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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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24 September 2012 ~ Comments Off on Upcoming Appearance – APG PMC in Salt Lake City, Utah

Upcoming Appearance – APG PMC in Salt Lake City, Utah

Association of Professional Genealogists

Just before the start of the RootsTech conference, I will be one of the presenters at the Association of Professional Genealogists’ Professional Management Conference on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the Radisson Salt Lake City hotel.

The topic I’ve been asked to present is Launching and Effective Marketing Campaign.

  • Description: Have your past attempts at marketing your genealogy products or services been haphazard, disorganized and ineffective?  Learn how to build an effective marketing campaign and measure the results for repeated success!
  • Summary: Participants will learn how to track marketing campaign projects and tasks, how to build a marketing network, why timing is important in marketing, and how to measure the effectiveness of a campaign.

I hope to see many of my genealogy colleagues at this year’s APG PMC! I know it will be a fantastic even filled with educational and networking opportunities for genealogy professionals.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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