<![CDATA[Conference Keeper - CK Updates]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 07:57:38 -0600Weebly<![CDATA[Become an FGS 2014 Conference Ambassador]]>Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:36:29 GMThttp://www.conferencekeeper.net/ck-updates/become-an-fgs-2014-conference-ambassador
Received 29 Apr 2014: 



For Immediate Release




BECOME AN FGS 2014 CONFERENCE AMBASSADOR

April 28, 2014 – Austin, TX. Genealogy bloggers, societies, writers and editors are invited to participate in the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2014 Conference by becoming FGS 2014 Ambassadors. Ambassadors help to spread information about the FGS 2014 Conference in San Antonio, Texas, August 27-30, 2014, through social media to their friends, colleagues, and everyone interested in genealogy.

FGS 2014 Ambassadors will be: 

  • Writing about the conference on their blog. 
  • Using the hashtag #FGS2014 on Twitter.
  • Mentioning FGS 2014 on Facebook, Google Plus, and other social networks.
  • Letting their local historical and genealogical societies know about the conference.




Visit https://www.fgsconference.org/media/ambassadors/ to register as an FGS 2014 Ambassador and to find the FGS 2014 Ambassador badge to add to your blog or other social media account.  

Benefits to FGS 2014 Ambassadors: 

  • Ambassador badge logo to display on your website.
  • Giveaways for active ambassadors, including conference registrations and discounts, special event tickets, and more.
  • Potential to be guest blogger on FGS Conference Blog.
  • Link to your blog or website on the FGS Conference blog’s Ambassador Page
  • Part of Twitter list of FGS 2014 Ambassadors.
  • Ambassador badge ribbon at the conference. 

The FGS 2014 Conference Committee looks forward to working with the FGS 2014 Ambassadors to make this conference a success. See you in San Antonio in August! 

Learn More about FGS 2014 and Stay Connected 


About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies. FGS links the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies strengthen and grow through resources available online, FGS Forum magazine (filled with articles pertaining to society management and genealogical news), and Society Strategy Series papers, covering topics about effectively operating a genealogical society. FGS also links the genealogical community through its annual conference -- four days of excellent lectures, including one full day devoted to society management topics. To learn more visit http://www.fgs.org.

Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FGSgenealogy), Twitter (http://www.facebook.com/FGSgenealogy) and on our blog at (http://voice.fgs.org).

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Contact:  
Federation of Genealogical Societies
PO Box 200940
Austin, TX 78720-0940
phone: +1 (888) 347-1500
fax: +1 (866) 347-1350
marketing@fgs.org
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<![CDATA[RootsTech 2015 Content Committee Issues a Call for Presentations]]>Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:04:58 GMThttp://www.conferencekeeper.net/ck-updates/rootstech-2015-content-committee-issues-acall-for-presentationsI received this press release on 21 Apr 2014: 



The RootsTech Content Committee is calling for dynamic presentations for RootsTech 2015 that inform and educate both those seeking to begin and those continuing to discover their family story through technology.  


Presentation submissions will be accepted June 2 to June 27, 2014, through the Call for Presentations portal on RootsTech.org.


Presentations will be accepted for both RootsTech and Innovator Summit.  

  • RootsTech is a three day family history conference offering over two hundred classes for beginners, avid hobbyists and experienced researchers.
  • Innovator Summit starts with a pre-RootsTech event onWednesday, February 11, and is a unique opportunity for software developers, entrepreneurs and technology business leaders to explore and influence technology solutions in the family history industry.  Classes will continue throughout the RootsTech conference.


In 2015, RootsTech and The Federation of Genealogical Societies are teaming up to offer two great conferences in one venue. Speakers interested in presenting at FGS can visit their website for more information about the FGS National Conference and their call for presentations. 

Presentations submissions are requested for all family history and technology skill levels in the following categories:


RootsTech


  • Finding and Organizing: search tactics, resources, specialized tools, methodologies, solutions, metadata, apps and software 
  • Preserving Your Work And Legacy: family trees, digital migration, audio and video solutions 
  • Sharing: social media, tools for collaboration, wikis, crowd sourcing, community building, blogs
  • Stories and Photos: storytelling and interviewing, capturing stories, preserving stories, enhancing stories with photos, photo restoration, movies and presentations, photo editing, oral histories
  • Tools: technology introductions, gadgets, genetic research, DNA, breaking down barriers, 
  • General:  family history topics in general including geographic research, time-period research, inspirations, market trends, research trends, adjacent industries, record types. (Please note, there is still an expectation in this category that technology is a part of the presented topic.)
  • Family Traditions And Lifestyle: cultural arts, handicrafts, food, influential historical events, everyday living standards, social customs, pastimes, artifacts. (Please note there is still an expectation in this category that this knowledge assists the learner in family history and that technology is a part of the presented topic.) 


RootsTech Innovator Summit
  • Developer: standards and API's, mobile app development, social applications, record imaging and visualizations, apps for youth, software and tools that enable the work of family history.
  • Business: funding and investment, startups- success stories and tips, opportunities and market trends, networking and partnerships, insights and entertainment 


For more information, download the complete Call for Presentations document. It includes presentation and evaluation criteria, the submission timeline, and process details.


Questions regarding the RootsTech 2015 call for presentations can be emailed to the Content Committee at info@rootstech.org.


Do you know someone who would be a great presenter for RootsTech 2015? Please share this email with them. 



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<![CDATA[2015 FGS National Conference Call for Presentations]]>Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:35:16 GMThttp://www.conferencekeeper.net/ck-updates/2015-fgs-national-conference-call-for-presentations
For Immediate Release
April 17, 2014

2015 FGS NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Submissions will be accepted between May 1, 2014 and May 31, 2014



April 17, 2014 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces a Call for Presentations for the FGS 2015 Conference, “Connect. Explore. Refresh.” to be held February 11-14, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 2015 Conference will be held at the same time as the RootsTech 2015 Conference. Submissions will be accepted onlinebetween May 1, 2014 and May 31, 2014.

This innovative blending of the established tradition of FGS’s stellar conferences, focused on genealogical society management, records, and methodology, with RootsTech’s famed conferences, centered on family history, technology, and storytelling, will provide speakers the opportunity to participate in an exciting, once in a lifetime event. A separate Call for Presentations will be announced soon for the RootsTech 2015 Conference.

The conference theme “Connect. Explore. Refresh.” defines the elements FGS conference attendees will see and experience in 2015. The FGS program committee seeks original, relevant, and engaging lecture proposals that will impact, inspire, and motivate genealogists of all experience levels and skill-sets to form connections with other family historians, the larger genealogical community, and within their own personal research.

Categories for submissions include, but are not limited to:

  • Back to Basics
  • Tried and True Methods
  • Answering Difficult Questions with Leading Questions
  • The 21st Century Genealogical Society for Today and Tomorrow
  • Genealogical Society Leaders and Visionaries
  • Modern Access to Vintage Resources
  • A Retro Look at Organization and Planning
  • The Most Useful Hidden Records in Plain Sight
  • Connecting to the Past with Military Commemorations – i.e., War of 1812, Civil War
  • 20th Century Migration – i.e., Dust Bowl, WW2 movements, etc.
  • Wagon Trains, Railroads, and Modern Transportation
  • Ethnic Groups in the West – i.e., African Americans, Native Americans, Chinese, Japanese, and Greek
  • Missionaries and Settlers
  • Compiling Singular Records into Lively Stories




The FGS 2015 Conference schedule will commence with a Focus on Societies Day on Wednesday, February, 11, 2015, followed by the three-day annual conference event. The FGS Program Committee seeks proposals for the Focus on Societies Day and the annual conference. Submissions for sponsored talks from societies, businesses, and organizations within the family history community are greatly encouraged.

Submissions

Speaker submissions and deadlines for the FGS 2015 Conference will be very different from previous years, as FGS now utilizes an online submission system. Interested speakers must submit all lecture proposals using the online forms. The Call for Presentations opens May 1, 2014 and will close on May 31, 2014.

Camera-ready handout materials are due for all lecture presentations on October 1, 2014.

Questions concerning the Call for Presentations should be sent to program2015@fgs.org.

Compensation

Selected speakers receive an honorarium, travel compensation, and conference registration as well as per diem and hotel nights based on the number of lectures presented. Speakers receive compensation according to the FGS Conference Speaker Policy at http://www.fgs.org/cpage.php?pt=44.

Sponsored speakers’ costs are compensated by the sponsoring organization. Sponsored speakers will abide by all speaker deadlines and syllabus requirements. Sponsored speakers will receive complimentary FGS conference registration and electronic syllabus materials.

For more information, to download a PDF copy of the Call for Presentations, or to submit lecture proposals, please visithttps://www.fgsconference.org/proposals/.

About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies. FGS links the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies strengthen and grow through resources available online, FGS Forum magazine (filled with articles pertaining to society management and genealogical news), and Society Strategy Series papers, covering topics about effectively operating a genealogical society. FGS also links the genealogical community through its annual conference -- four days of excellent lectures, including one full day devoted to society management topics. To learn more visit http://www.fgs.org.

Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FGSgenealogy), Twitter (http://www.facebook.com/FGSgenealogy) and on our blog at (http://voice.fgs.org).

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Contact:       

Federation of Genealogical Societies
PO Box 200940
Austin, TX 78720-0940
phone: +1 (888) 347-1500



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<![CDATA[FGS 2014 Conference Registration is Open]]>Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:13:20 GMThttp://www.conferencekeeper.net/ck-updates/fgs-2014-conference-registration-is-open
“Gone to Texas” – A Conference for the Nation’s Genealogists

March 26, 2014 – Austin, TX. Online registration is now open for the 2014 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, scheduled 27-30 August 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. Register at http://www.fgsconference.org by 1 July 2014 for an early-bird discount. This year’s conference theme is “Gone to Texas,” and the local hosts are the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society (SAGHS) and the Texas State Genealogical Society (TSGS).

This year’s FGS conference offers an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in researching their family history. This conference will offer over 160 educational sessions on records, strategies, and tools for genealogists of all levels. Sessions will be presented by some of the leading genealogists from the United States. Ten different sponsored luncheons will provide opportunities for networking.

Platinum sponsors include leading family history companies:  Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, and findmypast. Other participating and supporting organizations include Family ChronicleMagazine, Dell, Lexmark, Association of Professional Genealogists, Board for Certification of Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society, The Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools, Texas State Genealogical Society, and The National Huguenot Society.

Conference Highlights

  • Conference Sessions:  A wide variety of genealogy-related lectures and workshops for all experience levels. Attendees will be able to learn about Texas and neighboring states research, African-American and ethnic origin research, military research, genetics, technology, migration, methodology and more.
  • Exhibit Hall: The large exhibit hall will feature the latest software, books, maps, databases and gadgets on the market for genealogists and family historians, as well as information about genealogical organizations. Representatives of FGS member societies will staff their booths in the special Society Showcase area.
  • Special Events: On Wednesday evening, local hosts San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society and Texas State Genealogical Society invite registrants to an evening at the Institute of Texan Culture, an amazing museum located directly behind the convention center. On Friday evening, The San Antonio Conservation Society hosts a festive Night in Old San Antonio in the historical art village of La Villita. The Conservation Society only hosts 10 of these events each year, and FGS is excited to offer this event. Details can be found at www.fgsconference.org


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Contact:
Federation of Genealogical Societies
PO Box 200940
Austin, TX 78720-0940
phone: +1 (888) 347-1500
fax: +1 (866) 347-1350
mailto:marketing@fgs.org
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<![CDATA[A Personal Call for Help]]>Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:50:58 GMThttp://www.conferencekeeper.net/ck-updates/a-personal-call-for-helpMany of you know that Conference Keeper is a labor of love. The key word here is labor. It is different from the other events lists held in a variety of places around the genealogy community because I individually enter all of the events onto the site. It is not a wiki, it is not an email list; to sum it up, it is not self-sufficient. 

For the past three months, I have been dealing with some personal health issues. Ultimately, I'll be fine, but in the process, I have sunk into a deep hole of back logged work. I have to admit that I am not Wonder Woman, and cannot do it all. I have come to realize that Conference Keeper, although important to me and to many others, is at the bottom of the priority list as a branch of my business, and therefore, it has suffered from a lack of attention. 

I am writing this post with the hope that some of you who appreciate CK and what it provides will be willing to help me. What I need is two or three dedicated volunteers to put the information on the site. If you are at all interested, please contact me so that we can work together to continue to provide Conference Keeper as an asset to the community. 


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Is this the end? 

The ultimate life span of this site depends on the possibility of gathering volunteers. To be perfectly blunt, if no one is willing to contribute their time or energy to assist with this project, I will have to pull the site completely. A hard reality to face, as I really do enjoy offering this as a way to give back, but that is indeed, the case. After weeks of fighting the truth, I must put myself first for now, and that mean's that my work hours have been limited. I have until April 5th to make a decision as to the fate of Conference Keeper. 

If you are at all interested in assisting, please contact me at ancestralbreezes@gmail.com. 

Thank you, 
Jen Baldwin


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<![CDATA[Map Your Territory! ]]>Tue, 28 Jan 2014 03:58:51 GMThttp://www.conferencekeeper.net/ck-updates/map-your-territoryToday's Helpful Hint for Societies: 

Map Your Territory! 

I was inspired to write this blog post by the folks at Old Scottish Genealogy & Family History. They took the time to create a map of all the genealogy organizations in Scotland. What an amazing tool! Great for those of us who respond well to visual prompts, this was a great way to organize the information. You can see it here

How does this apply to societies here in the states? I actually think this could prove to be very beneficial, not just as a "we're here pay attention to us" element, but also as a way to be aware of your area and what other societies are around you. 

Certainly you could do this on a state level... but for some states, that might be quite a task. You could break it down by city, metropolitan area, or any other geographic definition. Do what works best for you, what makes the most sense in your area, but this would be relatively simple to put together and embed into your society website. You could use Pinterest, Google Maps and several other free sites to create it. Although the folks at Old Scottish Genealogy & Family History have created theirs to be interactive (they also have one for Scottish archives), it wouldn't be necessary to do that. A nice touch, indeed, but not necessarily a required one. 

Using this tool within the organization might also come in handy. Perhaps your society wants to index a cemetery or take on some other preservation project. If you were to map all of the societies in your area, as well as all of the cemeteries, you might find that the area of interest is of equal distance between two organizations. You could potentially share the project with the second society. The opposite of course is true, as well. The map may allow you to easily see that there are several organization to the north of you, but none to the south. Perhaps you then change your focus to work on projects in the southern territory. 

There are numerous ways in which you could make use of a map of societies. Find groups to collaborate with, identify target markets for membership drives, and other uses may pop up before you even complete the project. 

What can you come up with if you Map Your Territory 
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<![CDATA[Are you telling us everything? ]]>Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:28:57 GMThttp://www.conferencekeeper.net/ck-updates/are-you-telling-us-everythingToday's Helpful Hint for Societies: 

Ensure your event details are complete! 


In my effort to compile as many genealogy related events that I can into one website, I look at A LOT of society websites. One thing that strikes me almost every time is that I have to search for information on an event. 

If your society is planning a big event, whether it is an all day workshop, bringing in a popular speaker or hosting an open house, there is some essential information that should be included. Do not do all that hard work just to advertise poorly!  Your members have put a great deal of effort into planning and coordinating, make sure that people get the information they need so they can come! 

Here is a great example of a site that does this well, the Ohio Chapter of the Palatines to America German Genealogy Society

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This image, taken directly from their homepage, makes it very easy to see all the necessary details of their next big event, the 2014 Spring Seminar.  Note that it includes the following important information: 

  • Name of the event
  • The focus of the society, "German genealogy"
  • The date, exact times and FULL ADDRESS. This does (and should!) include the city and state. 
  • Featured speakers to draw attention to the event
  • An easy to follow link for registration, which includes both online and offline options. 


Why is the city and state so important? 

Do not EVER assume that the person looking at your website is already aware of where you are located. Remember, this is the "world wide web," meaning people from just about anywhere around the globe can see  your information. If you make it difficult to determine where the event is located, you will lose potential participants. 

Use me as an example. I build this website one event at a time, sitting in my office in Colorado. I do not know every town, city and neighborhood in all of the states, let alone international locations. I have to search for the information (even to the point of googling the society name) to put on Conference Keeper at least 75% of the time. How may potential attendees are you losing because they do not have the time or enough interest to go to that effort? 

I would challenge you to step back and take a good, hard look at your society website. Even better, partner with another nearby society and critique each other's sites. Are they easy to read? Current? Do they have all the essential information? 

Best of luck! Remember, you have a global audience with your website: take advantage of it! 
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<![CDATA[Call for Submissions: Association for Gravestone Studies]]>Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:21:05 GMThttp://www.conferencekeeper.net/ck-updates/call-for-submissions-association-for-gravestone-studiesCalls for Papers and Participation Sessions
2014 Conference, Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana
June 17-22


Proposals are solicited for scholarly papers, 20 minutes in length, to be presented during the Evening Lectures. Please send your proposal and a 250-word abstract by February 1, 2014 to Lecture Programs Coordinator Joy Giguere at jgiguere@ivytech.edu.

Proposals are solicited for Participation/Class Sessions, of 45 minutes in length, to be presented Thursday, June 19 and Friday, June 20. This year we are focusing the classroom/participation sessions on "engaging with cemeteries in the digital age." Examples might include, but are not limited to topics on gravestone/cemetery blogging, cemetery interest-groups using social media, how to digitally store and share gravestone photographs, modern gravestone production technologies, and using cemeteries in education. These sessions are not for presenting research papers unless it's about how to do a particular type of research using the presenter's research as a case study. We encourage panel discussions and will allow more than one time slot if needed. Please send your proposal and a 250-word abstract by February 1, 2014 to Participation/Class Sessions Coordinator Joy Giguere at jgiguere@ivytech.edu.

We are also seeking proposals for Late Night presentations: informal presentations, heavy on visuals, 15-20 minutes long. Please contact Bill Baeckler, Late Night Coordinator, at suncoast43@comcast.net.

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<![CDATA[NGS Announces Program for 2014 Family History Conference]]>Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:10:30 GMThttp://www.conferencekeeper.net/ck-updates/ngs-announces-program-for-2014-family-history-conferenceAnnounces Program2014 Family History Conference

Registration Brochure
The sixteen-page Registration Brochure for the NGS 2014 Family History Conference, 7-10 May 2014,  is now available and can be downloaded athttp://goo.gl/KwHTix. Conference highlights include a choice of more than 175 lectures, given by many nationally-known speakers and subject matter experts about a broad array of topics including records for Virginia and its neighboring states;  migration into and out of the region; military records; state and federal records; ethnic groups including African Americans, German, Irish, and Ulster Scots; methodology; analysis and problem solving; and the use of technology including genetics, mobile devices, and apps useful in genealogical research. 

The first few pages of the brochure provide details about conference logistics and describe several special events. The daily conference program includes the name of each speaker, the lecture title, and a brief description of the presentation. A number of social events and workshops are also offered during the conference. If 2014 will be your first NGS Family History Conference, check out first time attendees for additional information about what you might experience at the conference. 

Online Registration Brochure
The online version of the program will be available on 20 November 2013 on the conference website at conference.ngsgenealogy.org. Conference registration opens on 1 December 2013 at conference registration. A number of special events have limited seating, so register on December 1 or as soon as possible thereafter if you plan to attend these events. 

NGS Conference Blog
Sign up for the NGS Conference Blog so you do not miss conference news or announcements. 
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<![CDATA[Genealogy Writing Boot Camp Offered]]>Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:05:46 GMThttp://www.conferencekeeper.net/ck-updates/genealogy-writing-boot-camp-offeredGenealogy Writing Boot Camp - November 23, 2013


Lisa Alzo and Thomas MacEntee Pool Their Talents In Offering a Unique Online Educational Event


14 November 2013 – Chicago, IL. Do you want to write your family history in a compelling format to share with family and friends, but having trouble getting started? Perhaps you need inspiration as to format or you just want to build your writing skills. And what’s up with Microsoft Word? Are you frustrated with getting Word to work with you instead of against you? You’ll learn tips, tricks, ideas as well as Word survival skills in the upcoming Genealogy Writing Boot Camp.

What Is Genealogy Writing Boot Camp?

Genealogy authors and educators Lisa A. Alzo and Thomas MacEntee team up to offer this unique online educational event on Saturday 23 November 2013. Classes include:

·                Back to Basics: Craft a Compelling Family History Narrative from Start to Finish presented by Lisa A. Alzo, a well-known genealogy educator and author with an M.F.A. in Nonfiction Writing.

·                10 Secrets You Should Know to Survive Microsoft Wordpresented by Thomas MacEntee, who taught Microsoft Office classes in the corporate world for over 10 years before bringing his teaching and technical skills to the genealogy industry.

Hack Genealogy Boot Camp – A Different Kind of Learning Experience

What will you find at a typical Hack Genealogy Boot Camp event?

·                Live webinars with extended Q&A periods.

·                Lunch period “online chats” where participants can exchange ideas about what they’ve learned.

·                Easy-to-read handouts that are ready for you to use at home.

·                Freebies from presenters including cheat sheets and hand out extras!

·                Access to recordings for up to one (1) year!

Genealogy Education at a Great Price

There are many options when it comes to online genealogy and family history education. Free webinars are great, but some can have limitations when it comes to accessing recordings afterwards and require you to purchase a subscription or membership. Paid options exist but their pricing may be out of your reach.

Hack Genealogy Boot Camp events will always be reasonably priced: from $6.95 for a single webinar up to $29.95 for a full day online event. And there are often early bird coupons and discounts! Offerings are priced to secure the best instructors for the topic and allow them to be fairly compensated and you still get access to great content.

Get More Information about Hack Genealogy Boot Camp

The best way to stay in touch is to add the Hack Genealogy Blog to your RSS feed reader or save the link to your favorites. Also sign up for our periodical emails listing upcoming Boot Camp events as well as the latest tech news in the genealogy world! Click here to sign up now and you can unsubscribe at any time!

Also visit Hack Genealogy at http://www.hackgenealogy.com for more information or email hackgenealogy@gmail.com with your questions.

About Hack Genealogy

Hack Genealogy (http://hackgenealogy.com) is a technology resource for the genealogy community with a focus on “repurposing today's technology for tomorrow's genealogy.” Thomas MacEntee is the driving force between Hack Genealogy whose goal is to provide information on emerging technology inside and outside the genealogy industry. 

Follow Hack Genealogy on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/HackGenealogy), Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/hackgenealogy) and at http://hackgenealogy.com

About Lisa A. Alzo

Lisa A. Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer with over 20 years’ experience in the field of genealogy. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and is the author of nine books, including: Finding Your Slovak AncestorsWriting Your Family History Book, and the award-winning Three Slovak Women.Lisa has written hundreds of articles and her work has appeared in Family Tree Magazine,Family ChronicleInternet GenealogyAPG Quarterly, among others. An internationally recognized speaker, Lisa blogs as “The Accidental Genealogist” http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com. For more information see http://www.lisaalzo.com.

About Thomas MacEntee

Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogy research and as a way to connect with others in the family history community. When he’s not busy writing blog posts, organizing the 3,000+ members of GeneaBloggers, teaching online genealogy webinars and more, Thomas MacEntee is busy in his role as “genealogy ninja.” Stealth is not easy, but he manages to get the inside track on emerging technologies and vendors as they relate to the genealogy industry. After being laid off from a 25-year career in the tech industry in 2008, Thomas has been able to “repurpose” his skill set for the genealogy community and loves to see other genealogists succeed, whether it is with their own research or building their own careers in the field.

Thomas MacEntee

Founder, High-Definition Genealogy

http://hidefgen.com

+1 (773) 661-3080

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