Monday, March 4, 2013

Register for 2 webinars this week - Blogs: Easy-to-make Web Pages AND Wisconsin Genealogy

Join us this Wednesday AND Friday to hear from two of our favorite webinar speakers, Thomas MacEntee and DearMYRTLE. On Wednesday, Thomas will present "Behind the Cheese Curtain: A Look at Wisconsin Genealogy Resources" and on Friday, DearMYRTLE with her daughter Carrie Keele, will present "Blogs: Easy-toMake Web Pages."
Wednesday - Behind the Cheese Curtain: A Look at Wisconsin Genealogy Resources by Thomas MacEntee
Participants will learn the basics of researching their Wisconsin ancestors starting with the early history as part of the Northwest Territory up through the present-day. While many of our ancestors may have settled in or passed through Wisconsin, finding them and the records left behind is another story. Wisconsin research offers certain challenges and it helps to know the strategies needed to tackle those records. You’ll not only get a quick lesson in Wisconsin history, you’ll also learn about special record sets and resources unique to the Badger State.
Friday - Blogs: Easy-to-Make Web Pages by DearMYRTLE and Carrie Keele
Honor ancestors by creating blog posts - a place on the web that anyone can find using simple search engine techniques. Learn how to cut costs of printing & snail-mailing your family newsletter, and find out how to reach beyond your current membership circle. Carrie demos setting up a blog in three easy steps. Myrt analyzes a printed newsletter and demos how to turn it into a blog. Includes info on setting up a Google Calendar that several members can update, and how to convert your blog into a genealogy book.
Webinar Reminder: Join us for the live webinars on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 and Friday, March 8, 2013 at 2pm Eastern U.S. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. 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.
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Webinar time
The webinars will be live on Wednesday, March 6 and Friday, March 8, 2013 at:
  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific
  • 7pm GMT
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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. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at
  6. Check your GoToWebinar connection here by clicking on the "Test Your GoToWebinar Connection" link.
  7. 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.
  8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
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