Thomas MacEntee

1416 W. Carmen Ave., #3
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Phone: (773) 661-3080


Contact between 9:00 am to 9:00 pm US Central


  • Technology: building and managing websites and blogs; incorporating new and emerging technologies into your research and your presentations
  • Social Networking: expert on using Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Social Bookmarking and more to supplement your research and to market yourself to clients
  • Marketing: building an effective genealogy marketing plan using the latest online social networking tools

  • Lectures:

  • 21st Century Marketing for Genealogists
  • 21st Century Marketing for Genealogy Societies
  • Approaching the Lectern: How to Become a Genealogy Speaker
  • Backing Up Your Genealogy Data
  • Become a Genealogy Blog Reader
  • Behind the Cheese Curtain: A Look at Wisconsin Genealogy Resources
  • Blog Your Ancestors: Read ‘Em, Write ‘Em, Find ‘Em!
  • Blogger for Beginners
  • Build a Genealogy Blog
  • Building a Research Toolbox
  • Can I Use That In My Genealogy? What You Should Know About Copyright
  • Creating a Family Genealogy Workspace
  • Dropbox for Genealogists
  • Facebook for Genealogists
  • Genealogical Uses for QR Codes
  • Genealogy Corn Maze: Iowa Genealogy Resources Right Under Your Nose!
  • Genealogy Party Line: Hung Up on Technology
  • Giving Voice to Your Ancestors
  • Google Docs for Genealogists
  • Google for Genealogists
  • Google Forms for Genealogists
  • How to Deal With Other Genealogists Without Going Crazy
  • Impact of Genealogy Blogs on the Genealogy Industry
  • Introduction to Webinars
  • It Is Well With My Soul – Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble of Disaster and Misfortune
  • Making Collateral Searches Pay Off
  • Navigating the 1940 US Federal Census
  • Privacy and Your Ancestors
  • Self-Publishing for Genealogists and Genealogy Societies
  • Social Media Workshop – Marketing Yourself Virtually
  • Social Networking: New Horizons for Genealogists
  • They’re Alive: Searching for Living Persons
  • Twitter: It’s Not Just “What I Had for Breakfast” Anymore
  • Virtual Meetings for Genealogical Societies
  • Virtual Meetings for Genealogists
  • Wikis for Genealogists

  • Speaking Conditions:

  • Required: projector with proper cable connection for laptop/netbook; power supply for laptop/netbook; screen or wall upon which to project images
  • Preferred: wireless internet access or some other internet connection; portable microphone amplification

  • Previous Engagements:

  • January 2012, 10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Genealogy - Webinar
    Illinois State Genealogical Society, Springfield, IL

  • January 2012, They're Alive - Searching for Living People - Webinar/b>
    Western Michigan Genealogical Society, Grand Rapids, MI

  • December 2011, Various topics
    Salt Lake Christmas Tour, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • November 2011, Google for Genealogists - Webinar
    Hancock County Public Library, Greenfield, Indiana

  • November 2011, It Is Well With My Soul – Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble of Disaster and Misfortune - Webinar
    Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  • Bio:

    Thomas MacEntee is a genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. Utilizing over 25 years of experience in the information technology field, Thomas writes and lectures on the many ways blogs, Facebook and Twitter can be leveraged to add new dimensions to the genealogy experience. As the creator of he has organized and engaged a community of over 2,800 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.

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