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11 July 2011 ~ Comments Off

Upcoming Webinar – Illinois Genealogy Crash Course

Join me on Wednesday evening, September 21, 2011 for my next webinar: Illinois Genealogy Crash Course over at Family Tree University.

About the Webinar:

A plethora of resources are available to those with Illinois ancestors, including great libraries and expansive websites. This live webinar with Thomas MacEntee will show you how to make the most of the Land of Lincoln’s genealogical bounty.

What you’ll learn:

  • Essential Illinois history
  • Details on vital records and immigration in the state
  • What ethnicity-based records your ancestor may have left
  • The best websites for Illinois research

Registration for the live session includes:

  • Participation in the live presentation and Q&A session Access to the webinar recording to view again as many times as you like
  • A PDF of the presentation slides for future reference
  • A PDF of our Illinois State Research Guide

Who should attend:

  • Anyone with Illinois roots
  • Librarians who want to help patrons with online research about Illinois

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01 July 2011 ~ Comments Off

Article – How to Attend a Genealogy Webinar

Archives.com

My latest article entitled “How to Attend a Genealogy Webinar” 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 not only how to select the best genealogy webinar to meet your educational needs and skill level, but also provides some “best practices” on creating the proper learning environment. One of my tips: reboot your computer 15 minutes before you log in to a webinar – this will help free up memory and ensure a better connection to the webinar.

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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16 May 2011 ~ Comments Off

FREE Webinar – Google Docs for Genealogists

Legacy Family Tree Webinars

On the heels of the popular Google for Genealogists webinar that I delivered back on January 5, 2011, once again I am working with Legacy Family Tree Webinars on a new Google webinar!

Entitled Google Docs for Genealogists, here is the description for this 90-minute presentation (complete with 9-page syllabus) to be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011:

Learn how to use Google Docs – a free application complete with spreadsheets, word processing and more – to your advantage while performing genealogy research. We’ll cover how to create new documents, import documents from your hard drive, and how to use the basic functions of each component.

Register now using this link (https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/363231336) and mark your calendars!

Google Docs for Genealogists
Webinar
Wednesday, April 18, 2011
2:00 PM Eastern (U.S.)
1:00 PM Central
12:00 PM Mountain
11:00 AM Pacific
6:00 PM GMT

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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