MOULTRIE — Join genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 10:30 at the Moultrie Library for a free virtual workshop to improve your genealogy skills.
Most genealogists begin their research online and often become frustrated with the lack of results. The cause might not be a lack of records at the specific site but how you’re performing the search! While basic search techniques work on all the major genealogy sites, you need to power up your search skills to get the most out of niche genealogy websites and uncover those hidden record sets!
“Participants will learn basic online searching for the major genealogy websites,” the library said in a press release. “We’ll progress to understanding specific search parameters for specific sites. Next, we’ll discuss whether it is worth the time to track searches as well as how to keep track of all the best ways of searching for a specific site. Finally, we’ll explore different wildcard characters and search methodology to get the most out of a website.”
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. He is a popular national speaker at RootsTech. He is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, and online community builder with over 42 years of experience researching family history. He said he somehow “fell” into the technology industry almost 40 years ago, leaving a lucrative career in information technology to pursue his love of family history and genealogy.
For more information call the library at 229-985-6540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are not required but are appreciated to ensure adequate seating and materials.