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Fall Virtual Conference
Saturday, October 31
Fall Virtual Conference  (Conference)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
With Thomas MacEntee
 
Our speaker, Thomas MacEntee, is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media, to improve genealogical research and as a means of integrating with others in the family history community. The Conference will consist of four online lectures with Q & A, a 30 min break between sessions, and a 90 minute lunch break. For lecture details, click the Learn More button below.
 
Lecture One, 9:00am - 10:00am - The Mysterious Death of Anna T. McPhillips
   Break, 10:00am - 10:30am
Lecture Two, 10:30am - 11:30am - Facebook: A Tool for Genealogy Research
   Lunch, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Lecture Three, 1:00pm - 2:00pm - Don't Chop Off That Branch!
   Break, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lecture Four, 2:30pm - 3:30pm - You Can Do This: Photo Organizing and Preservation
Conclusion and Door Prizes, 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
 
Thomas likes to host an online chat (via chat room typing) or via Zoom video with any participant who wants to ask him questions, get help with research etc.  This runs for an hour from 11:45 am - 12:45 pm.  All lectures are recorded and made available for a specific period of time to all paid attendees. This means those who have to leave early or at the last minute can't attend can also get access to the workshop.  And all you need to do is sit back and relax. For information about how the virtual conference works see our Home page.
 
About Thomas MacEntee
What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional based in the United States who is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more.
 
Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.”
 
Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.
 
Cost is $40 per household
 
If you prefer to mail your registration and check, print and fill out this Registration Form.