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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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21 June 2012 ~ Comments Off

Google for Genealogists presentation – August 25, 2012 – Swedish American Museum, Chicago

Nordic Family Genealogy Center

On Saturday, Aug. 25, the Nordic Family Genealogy Center will host a special lecture with Thomas MacEntee, nationally-known genealogy author, educator, and speaker. He will present on using Google search engine when conducting genealogy research. Most genealogists only use 10% or less of the resources behind Google when it comes to research. Learn how to use the other 90%!

Registration for this event takes place at 10:15 am, and the program will start at 10:30 a.m. Free to Museum and Nordic Family Genealogy members, $10 for non-members.

Reservations requested. Phone the Museum at 773.728.8111. For more information, please visit our website, www.SwedishAmericanMuseum.org/genealogy. You may also e-mail genealogy@samac.org.

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