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08 March 2013 ~ Comments Off

Upcoming Appearances – Thomas MacEntee Spring 2013

Thomas MacEntee Spring speaking tour

Thomas MacEntee Spring speaking tour

Even though Spring is not officially here for another two weeks or so, I’m off on a multi-week tour filled with some genealogy speaking engagements.  You can see my entire schedule at the Appearances tab for details.

I’m looking forward to meeting the attendees at these events and I know I’ll see some new faces and some familiar faces as well!

  • March 16, 2013
    Building a Research Toolbox

    Internet Archive:  A Gold Mine for Genealogists
    Social Networking:  New Horizons for Genealogists
    You Use WHAT for Genealogy?  Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools
    Lectures, 22nd Annual Spring Seminar
    Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society, Sacramento, California
  • March 21-23, 2013
    Backing Up Your Genealogy Data

    The Future of Genealogy
    Wikis for Genealogists
    Lectures and Panel Discussions
    RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • April 6, 2013
    10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Genealogy
    Building a Research Toolbox
    They’re Alive, Searching for Living Relatives
    Creating a Family History Workspace
    Lectures
    Olympia Genealogical Society, Olympia, Washington
  • April 20, 2013
    Genealogical Uses for QR Codes
    Google for Genealogists
    NERGC 2013, Manchester, New Hampshire
  • May 25, 2013
    Building a Research Toolbox
    Creating a Family History Workspace
    Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching
    Ten Ways to Jumpstart Your Genealogy
    Lectures
    Colorado Genealogical Society, Denver, Colorado

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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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26 August 2011 ~ Comments Off

Join Me on the Salt Lake Christmas Tour December 4-10, 2011

Salt Lake Christmas Tour

I’m inviting you to join me in Salt Lake City this December 4-10, 2011 on the Salt Lake Christmas Tour! Not only will you be able to attend fascinating genealogy classes taught be me and other genealogists, but you’ll have the Family History Library at your disposal the entire week since it is right next door! Also there will be genealogy experts on the tour to help you with your own research.

Here is a list of what I’ll be teaching during the week:

And besides learning more about genealogy and technology, I can guarantee that you will not meet a nicer group of fellow genealogists! What I love most is that this group at the Salt Lake Christmas Tour is just like family – even if you are a first time attendee! Click here to learn more.

December is a perfect time to be in Salt Lake City for genealogy research. The Family History Library is not crowded, there are many holiday events taking place in downtown Salt Lake City and the weather – compared to Chicago at least – is reasonable!  Now is the time to start dropping hints to your wife, your husband, Santa, etc. that the tour would make the perfect Christmas gift!!!

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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