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New E-Book: Preserving Your Family’s Oral History and Stories

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I’m pleased to announce my newest e-book just in time for the holidays!  If you’ve struggled with how to capture and preserve all those family stories told around the dinner table or at special family events, you’ll want to pick up a copy of Preserving Your Family’s Oral History and Stories.

Here is a description of what you’ll find inside:

Many of us got our start in tracing and preserving our family history based on a story, perhaps one you heard as a child. Do you remember how engaging that story was? Was it the story itself or how the storyteller presented the information? Whatever the reasons, the story had an impact and if not preserved on paper or in an audio recording, that story is somehow preserved in your mind.

Fast forward to the 21st century and it seems that “what’s old is new again” with storytelling one of the hot buzz words. The fact is that oral history and storytelling as it involves family and ancestry has been around ever since humans walked the earth. Before writing forms existed and even as recently as the early 20th century with a lack of vital records, family history was preserved as oral history.

Preserving Your Family’s Oral History and Stories provides you with all the information on the latest methods and tools used to capture and preserve those family stories. In addition, once you’ve learned how it easy it is to build a family archive of stories, you’ll want to share them with others using the tips and tricks provided in this book.

Bloggers and reviewers interested in a review copy can contact me at hidefgen@gmail.com for more information.

©2013, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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02 January 2012 ~ Comments Off

New Article: 10 Genealogy New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep!

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My latest article entitled “10 Genealogy New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep!” has been posted at Archives.com.  This is one of many articles you’ll find as part of the Learn from Experts series at Archives.com – check it out and you will see some familiar faces among the genealogy blogging crowd!

The most recent article discusses how you can set some reasonable goals involving your genealogy research and how you “experience” genealogy for 2012. Ideas include backing up your genealogy data, joining a genealogy society and more.

Visit the  Articles page here at High-Definition Genealogy for my other recent and past articles on genealogy.

Disclaimer: this was an assignment for Archives.com in which I was paid to produce a an article on the subject of genealogy webinars.  In addition to payment, I also received a complimentary membership to Archives.com.  See the Disclosure Statements page for a list of all material connections I have with genealogy vendors.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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02 January 2012 ~ Comments Off

New Article: Researching Your New York Ancestors

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My latest article entitled “Researching Your New York Ancestors” has been posted at Archives.com.  This is one of many articles you’ll find as part of the Learn from Experts series at Archives.com – check it out and you will see some familiar faces among the genealogy blogging crowd!

The most recent article discusses the basics of researching ancestors in the Empire State. Topics covered include New York history and regions, research strategies, accessing vital records and more. I also include links to websites for cemeteries, church records, military records, newspapers and more.

Visit the  Articles page here at High-Definition Genealogy for my other recent and past articles on genealogy.

Disclaimer: this was an assignment for Archives.com in which I was paid to produce a an article on the subject of genealogy webinars.  In addition to payment, I also received a complimentary membership to Archives.com.  See the Disclosure Statements page for a list of all material connections I have with genealogy vendors.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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