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22 March 2010

Finding the Living - How to Hone Your Genealogy Researching Skills with Thomas MacEntee

Saturday, April 10, 2010
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

California Genealogical Society Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2,
Oakland, California

You may have heard about how Thomas MacEntee used technology and helped save the day last month with an unplanned virtual presentation. I'm thrilled to announce that Thomas will work his magic again – only this time he will be the speaker – and the audience will know in advance that the voice they will hear will be coming from 2,000 miles away.

Noted blogger Thomas MacEntee will present Finding the Living - How to Hone Your Genealogy Researching Skills from his office in Chicago while twenty members watch his presentation in the library in Oakland.
Genealogists have many reasons to locate living relatives – from connecting with long lost cousins, to performing collateral searches, to breaking down brick walls. In this session you’ll learn not only why it is important to locate the living, but also how to leverage the power of Internet to make certain you have the correct contact information. You’ll also learn how making contact with the living can hone your genealogy research skills and actually help you break down those brick walls.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Presentation

12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Break

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Hands-on practice

Participants may bring a laptop computer to class to practice the search techniques learned and receive support from Thomas after a short break.

With over twenty-five years of experience in the information technology field, Thomas MacEntee writes and lectures on the many ways blogs, Facebook and Twitter can be leveraged to add new dimensions to the genealogy experience. He provides market research, education and technology consulting services in the genealogy industry through his business High-Definition Genealogy. As the creator of, he has organized and engaged a community of over 1,000 bloggers to document their journeys in the search for their ancestors.

This workshop is offered free to members only and is limited to 20 participants. Preregistration is required. Register online.


Thomas MacEntee said...

I can't tell you how excited I am about this workshop! I will also have several practice "case studies" using items such as marriage certificates found on Ebay - and participants will try to find the descendants of the original owners!