Join Me at Family Tree University’s Fall 2012 Virtual Genealogy Conference

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I will be one of several instructors at the Family Tree University’s Fall 2012 Virtual Genealogy Conference, September 14-16, 2012. I hope you’ll join me and others for this fun and unique event in the genealogy community.

What Will You Find at a Virtual Genealogy Conference?

This will be my 3rd virtual conference for Family Tree University and not only are they just as much fun as attending a genealogy conference in-person, but you get to learn at your own pace over the three day period!

What will I be teaching at the virtual conference? Here’s a list of my pre-recorded sessions that you can view during the conference:

  • Power Up Your Web Searches: Feel like your Googling is going nowhere? Learn to pull those elusive ancestors out from the depths of genealogy websites with this class on how to sharpen your search skills.
  • Tricks for Using FamilySearch.org: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ free genealogy website offers a plethora of searchable family trees, historical records and resources—but how do you find what you’re looking for? This class will show you how to become a seasoned and savvy FamilySearch navigator.
In addition, you’ll be able to view 13 other sessions presented by Lisa Louise Cook, Denise Levenick, Diana Crisman Smith, Lisa Alzo, Gena-Philibert Ortega and other genealogy educators!

Chats, Networking and a Virtual Swag Bag!

Not only can you view the pre-recorded webinars at your own pace, but there are many ways to interact with other attendees as well.

For me, the best part of the virtual conference is participating in one of the live chats. It is like being able to “pick the brain” of an expert in a subject matter.  Here are some of the chat topics for the upcoming virtual conference:

  • Choosing a Cloud Genealogy Program
  • Best Genealogy Tablet Apps
  • Discussing Source Documentation
  • Researching Courthouse Records
  • Sunday Brunch Free-For-Fall
  • Share Your Stumpers: Ideas for Your Brick-Wall Problems

In addition there is a running message board all weekend long and event a virtual gift bag filled with goodies! Check out the program of classes and events here and then make sure you sign up soon before the Early Bird Registration ends!

Early Bird Registration Ends August 10, 2012!

The early bird registration period for the conference ends this Friday, August 10, at 11:59 p.m. Early bird registration costs $159.99, and is a savings of $50 over the regular registration fee.

To take advantage of the early bird pricing, click here and enter discount code FTUVCEARLY at checkout.

Disclosure: I am an author at Family Tree Magazine and I’ve conducted several webinars for Family Tree University. Please see Disclosure Statements for more information on my material connection with genealogy-related vendors.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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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 who’s 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.

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