26 September 2012 ~ Comments Off on FREE at the Newberry Library! Genealogy Workshop: High Tech – Low Tech

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.


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

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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29 November 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Cyber Monday Discount – Virtual Presentations 33% Off!

High-Definition Genealogy Discount on Virtual Presentations

Starting today – Cyber Monday – you can arrange to have me speak at your genealogical society or other group virtually at a 33% discount off my normal speaking fee. This sale actually runs through the end of the year to December 31, 2010.

Here are the details:

  • This offer applies only to presentations that I deliver virtually from my home in Chicago to a location of your choosing.
  • I supply the technology (using Webex) and you simply select the venue and arrange the event.
  • Your site must have a projection screen, Internet connection, computer and a way to amplify sound to the room, either from the computer or a speaker phone.
  • You may also allow up to 20 other society members or members of your group to participate from home using the Webex connection.
  • A syllabus file will be sent electronically and can be printed for participants or delivered via email.
  • You must book a virtual presentation by December 31, 2010 and the presentation must be delivered during the 2011 calendar year.
  • You or your group will be required to sign a speaker’s contract and to prepay the speaker’s fee prior to December 31, 2010.

Please contact me using this contact form and we can schedule a virtual presentation and hammer out the details. This is an excellent opportunity to have quality genealogy technology education delivered to your group members and I look forward to working with you!

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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