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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08 August 2012 ~ Comments Off

Wiki for Genealogists Webinar

Wikis for Genealogists
If you were unable to catch my webinar Wikis for Genealogists at Legacy Family Tree today, you can click here to watch the recording for free until August 20, 2012.

You can purchase the webinar on CD which also comes with a four-page handout at the Legacy Family Tree store by clicking here.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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03 August 2012 ~ Comments Off

Announcing New Genealogy Presentation Topics


I’m happy to announce that I now have over 55 genealogy-related presentation topics available to be delivered via in-person lecture or on-line webinar.  You can read the recent press release here.

New topics include:

  • Can I Use That In My Genealogy? What You Should Know About Copyright
  • Creating a Community Indexing Project
  • Google Books for Genealogists
  • How to Deal With Other Genealogists Without Going Crazy
  • Mind Mapping Your Research Plans and Results
  • Privacy and Our Ancestors
  • Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching
  • You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools

The entire list is available at http://hidefgen.com/presentations/.

It is that time of the year when many genealogy societies are setting their 2013 budgets and lining up speakers for 2013 and beyond.  I enjoy speaking at various societies all over the US and Canada and I would love to help make one or more of my presentations available to your society members.

Worried about travel expenses and other costs? Using my own webinar platform and working with basic technology already at your disposal, we can put together an affordable on-line presentation starting at $125 per webinar.  I’ve been successful in reaching out to many societies and delivering educational content especially when they were convinced that a webinar wouldn’t work for their members.

Lectures and webinars are typically 60 minutes in length and include a Q&A period as well as a quality PDF handout complete with hyperlinks to resources mentioned in the presentation.

For more information contact me at hidefgen@gmail.com and let’s put together a great genealogy program for your society or organization!

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