Sunday, October 3, 2010

What You Missed: The October 2010 Workshop with Thomas MacEntee

Hopefully you didn't miss the October 2010 Workshop at the Spokane Public Library with Thomas MacEntee this weekend! If so, you missed an informative, educational, and entertainment time. Thomas gave five presentations, one of which was brand new: Building a Research Toolbox, Facebook for Genealogists, Become a Genealogy Blog User, Building a Genealogy Blog, and Google Docs for Beginners. Here is what some attendees said about the workshop:
Wonderful, informative and cost effective event today.
This was the best workshop I've been to in a long time.
Thank you for one of the best workshops that I have attended in several years. Thomas was a great speaker, entertainer, and educator and probably produced one of the most informative syllabus in as many years.
Thomas MacEntee was interesting, entertaining, and very very good at explaining these Internet "mysteries" like Facebook and blogging to us.

We also had a terrific box lunch catered by Apple Spice Junction.

If you would like to get a glimpse of some of the great things Thomas shared with EWGS, check out his free cheat sheets:
You can also view his slideshow, A Genealogy Blog Primer (or Everything You Wanted to Know About Genealogy Blogs But Were Afraid to Ask!).

For more on this weekend, check out Miriam Robbins Midkiff's A Visit with Thomas MacEntee on her AnceStories blog, and Charles Hanson's EWGS October 2010 Workshop Day 1 and EWGS October 2010 Workshop Day 2 on his blog, Mikkel's Hus. Thomas also wrote about the workshop on his Destination: Austin Family blog at Next Stop: EWGS in Spokane and Video - Resource Toolbox Workshop at EWGS.

Speaking of blogs, several attendees have expressed an interest in starting one. Terrence Day started Day's Days and already has nine followers!

If you are interested in more information about starting a blog, don't miss a free webinar on Wednesday, October 20th at 5:00 PM, P.D.T. presented by Pat Richley (a.k.a. DearMYRTLE). This webinar is presented by Legacy Family Tree. More details available here.

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