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26 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

FREE at the Newberry Library! Genealogy Workshop: High Tech – Low Tech

The Newberry Library

If you are in the Chicago area on Saturday, October 13, 2012 think about taking advantage of this FREE genealogy workshop entitled Genealogy Workshop: High Tech – Low Tech which has the byline “Old-fashioned Genealogy Meets the 21st Century.”

I will be one of several speakers that day and I’ll also be available for networking during the lunch period!  I hope I’ll see you there.

Genealogy Workshop: High Tech – Low Tech
Old-fashioned Genealogy Meets the 21st Century
Saturday, October 13, 2012
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Ruggles Hall

The genealogical fundamentals of evidence, analysis and documentation don’t change whether you’re using online tools or not. Join Marsha Peterson-Maass, Matt Rutherford and Thomas MacEntee for a free full-day workshop discussing these low tech fundamentals plus ways to use high tech online tools to make your research easier.

Agenda:

9:30 – 10:45 Low-Tech Fundamentals (Peterson-Maass)
10:45 – 11 break
11 – 11:45 Repositories and Archives (Rutherford)
11:45 – 1 (Brown bag lunch)
1 – 2:30 Building a Research Toolbox (MacEntee)

Bring a bag lunch and join informal discussions with the speakers and Newberry staff during the noon-time break.

Cost: Free

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Register online or by calling the Public Programs office at (312) 255-3700.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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24 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

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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15 August 2012 ~ Comments Off

Join Me at the Family Tree University Fall Virtual Genealogy Conference

 

 

I will be one of several genealogy educations participating in the Fall Virtual Genealogy Conference at Family Tree University, September 14-16, 2012.

What’s a virtual genealogy conference?  Just like a conference you attend in-person but with more flexibility and just as many opportunities to network with other genealogy researchers. You’ll find pre-recorded webinars (a total of 15!), scheduled chats where you can ask the experts various questions, a message board and even a virtual gift bag filled with genealogy goodies!

The Fall Virtual Genealogy Conference is a great alternative for busy genealogists as well as those that can’t travel long distances to attend genealogy conferences.

See the press release information below and I hope I’ll “see” you online in September!

A Special Coupon!

Family Tree University was nice enough to create a special coupon code just for me so I could pass it along to friends who want to join me at the conference.  When registering enter FRIENDSOFTHOMAS to get a 20% discount!  This code is also good for any other Family Tree University course!

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Take part in pre-scheduled social media Q&A’s to get to know your experts

For a fraction of the cost it takes to travel to–and attend–a live event, Family Tree University’s Fall 2012 Virtual Conference provides attendees with an all-access pass to 15 half-hour video sessions presented by the same experts you’d pay an arm and a leg to see speak at a regular conference, all online, from the convenience of home. Enjoy all three days, Friday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m. through Sunday, Sept. 16, at 11:59 p.m., from the comfort of your bed, desk chair, couch or coffee shop–wherever you have internet access.

Between message board discussions and live chats on topics such as “Researching Courthouse Records” and “Choosing a Cloud Genealogy Program”, you’ll have ample opportunity to engage with fellow genealogy enthusiasts as much as you want, as often as you want. You’ll also receive a “swag bag” of genealogy freebies from ShopFamilyTree.com. How long, you ask, will these great research materials be available to you?

Forever. That’s how long you will get to keep all the session videos and live chat transcripts. Download them to your desktop and use for future reference, whether that’s in in two months or two years! Find out how to register at http://www.familytreeuniversity.com/virtual-conference.

Learn more about the conference presenters and their sessions during our upcoming “Meet The Presenters” social media series. Simply log on to Facebook or Twitter at the prescribed times and follow Family Tree Magazine to watch and participate in live Q&A’s with our genealogy experts. Here is our current lineup:

Presenter
Platform
Time
Thomas MacEntee
Facebook Chat
Wed., 8/22 @ 2pm EDT/11am PDT
Lisa Louise Cooke
Facebook Chat
Mon., 8/27 @ 4pm EDT/1pm PDT
Lisa A. Alzo
Facebook Chat
Tues., 9/4 @ 3pm EDT/12pm PDT
Gena Philibert-Ortega
Tweet Up (#FTUVC)
Wed., 9/5 @ 4:30pm EDT/1:30pm PDT
Diana Crisman Smith
Facebook Chat
Tues., 9/11 @ 3pm EDT/12pm PDT
Rick Crume
Facebook Chat
Thurs., 9/13 @ 1pm EDT/10am PD

Read presenter bios and view the conference program. Click here to register.

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