While online newspaper resources are plentiful for United States and Canada research, finding the best websites and tools to collect data can be a treasure hunt. Learn how to find the best historic newspaper sites (free and paid) and how to properly capture images and text to improve your genealogical research. Topics include a review of the best newspapers resources, free and fee; using Google Newspapers; capturing images and information; oft-neglected newspaper sections; extracting information and how to look for clues. There will be a four-page handout including a resource list. While this presentation is aimed for a beginner audience level, everyone will benefit from this entertaining and educational event.
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. He is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more! Born in New York, after living in Northern California for close to 20 years, he currently resides in Chicago.
Laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy and has made over 1,000 lecture appearances since 2009. Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at GenealogyBargains.com!
"I'm a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics and I've finally figured out what I do best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. I believe in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success." Thomas believes knowledge is to be shared and not hoarded and to always give credit and attribution.