Friday, May 13, 2011

Google Docs for Genealogists, by Thomas MacEntee

Learn how to use Google Docs - a free application complete with spreadsheets, word processing and more - to your advantage while performing genealogy research. We'll cover how to create new documents, import documents from your hard drive, and how to use the basic functions of each component.

Join webinar host Geoff Rasmussen and speaker Thomas MacEntee (author of Google for Genealogists, Backing Up Your Genealogy Data, Building a Research Toolbox, and Dropbox for Genealogists) for this 90-minute free webinar, Google Docs for Genealogists.

The live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, 2011, so register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free.

About the presenter
ThomasMacentee-small Thomas MacEntee is a professional 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 in which 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 1,800 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.

Webinar time
The webinar will be live on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at:
  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific/Arizona
  • 6pm GMT
Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here's how to attend:
  1. Register at today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email during the week prior to the webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  6. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.
We look forward to seeing you all there!

Other upcoming webinars
Wednesday, May 18, 2011. Google Docs for Genealogists with Thomas MacEntee. Register here.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011. Google Forms for Genealogists with Thomas MacEntee. Register here.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Ready, Set, Write! Share Your Family's Story with Lisa Alzo. Register here.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011. The Power of DNA in Unlocking Family Relationships with Ugo Perego. Register here.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Google Images and Beyond with Maureen Taylor. Register here.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011. Organizing for Success with Karen Clifford. Register here.

View past webinars
Our webinars are available in the archives at for at least 10 days. Select webinars are now available to purchase on CD for $9.95 each:

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