While many of our ancestors may have come from New York, finding them and the records left behind is another story. New York research offers certain challenges and it helps to know the strategies needed to tackle those Empire State records. In this webinar, you’ll not only get a quick lesson in New York State history and understand why the different regions are important, you’ll also learn about special record sets and resources unique to New York. Whether your ancestor was a Knickerbocker or an immigrant, you’ll be in a “New York State of mind“ with these research tips, tricks and tools.
The live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 2PM Eastern U.S., so register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Join at least 15-20 minutes early (maybe 30-40 minutes early due to the popularity of this webinar) to ensure your virtual seat. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.
About the presenter
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 GeneaBloggers.com he has organized and engaged a community of over 2,000 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors. Through his business High-Definition Genealogy, Thomas is available for speaking engagements, workshops and other events. In addition, he can appear via WebEx for virtual presentations and distance education events. High-Definition Genealogy also performs market research within the genealogy industry and has proven track-record of mapping out the genealogy industry landscape for clients seeking to transact business and interact in the field.
He is the author of:
- Google for Genealogists webinar-on-CD
- Backing Up Your Genealogy Data webinar-on-CD
- Building a Research Toolbox webinar-on-CD
- Dropbox for Genealogists webinar-on-CD
- Google Docs for Genealogists webinar-on-CD
- Google Forms for Genealogists webinar-on-CD
- Facebook for Genealogists webinar-on-CD
- Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble of Disaster and Misfortune webinar-on-CD
- Navigating the 1940 U.S. Census webinar-on-CD
Upcoming webinars by Thomas:
- Staying Safe with Social Media, Friday, June 22, 2012. Click here to register.
- The Genealogy Cloud: Which Online Storage Program Is Right For You, Friday, July 27, 2012. Click here to register.
- Wikis for Genealogists, Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Click here to register.
- Privacy and Our Ancestors, Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Click here to register.
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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at:
- 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
- 1pm Central
- 12pm Mountain
- 11am Pacific
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Here's how to attend:
- Register at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp today. It's free!
- You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
- You will receive a reminder email during the week prior to the webinar.
- Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
- Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at www.java.com.
- 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.
- Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.
We look forward to seeing you all there!